About us

South Birmingham Photographic Society was founded over 40 years ago. We meet on Friday evenings (7:30pm)  between September and April. Please browse through our site – check out the galleries of members’ photos, take a look at this season’s programme to see the varied talks and events we have lined up (although the season has now finished). Drop in and see us – we’d love to meet you!

Context

South Birmingham Photographic Society is a part of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) and enjoy taking part in competitions with other Societies within the MCPF as well as access to lecturers and judges.

The MCPF itself is part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) which is a membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). It does this through 15 geographical Federations.

The PAGB organises photographic events for its Federations and Clubs. It offers services such as Recorded Lectures and its own photographic Distinctions, known as Awards for Photographic Merit.

The PAGB has strong links with similar organisations. In the UK, it has cross-representation with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). It liaises throughout the world via its membership of FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art).