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Disabled Photographers' Society celebrates 50th anniversary in style

Image: Steve Barnes
Infared Dandelion by Steve Barnes. Winner of the Best Overall Print in the Disable Photographer's Society Awards

The Disabled Photographers' Society are celebrating their 50th anniversary year by holding their annual awards with a public exhibition at the iconic Library of Birmingham. 

The exhibition will run on the Mezzanine level of the Library in Centenary Square until 14 March, 2019. The winning images will then transfer to The Photography Show which is  being held a the NEC from 16-19 March.

The exhibition was opened by the charity's and club's patron, celebrated landscape photographer Charlie Waite. Prizes were awarded by Charlie, and this year's judge Digital Camera World's Chris George.

(Left to right) DPS Chairman Tom Molloy, Digital Camera World's Chris George, Overall Print winner Steve Barnes, and DPS Patron Charlie Waite

(Left to right) DPS Chairman Tom Molloy, Digital Camera World's Chris George, Overall Print winner Steve Barnes, and DPS Patron Charlie Waite

An infrared shot of a dandelion won Steve Barnes the Overall Best Print - which he shot last year on a converted Fujifilm camera.

The Best Overall Projected Image award was given to Raymond Bridges for his perfectly timed shot of West Indian cricketer hitting the ball to the boundary. The image was taken at the One Day International at The Oval in 2017, with Ray using his Canon EOS 7D II with a Sigma 70-500mm zoom.

Winning images

'Even Lewis pulls a four at The Oval' by Raymond Bridges. Winner of the Best Overall Projected Image in this year's Disabled Photographers' Society Awards

'Even Lewis pulls a four at The Oval' by Raymond Bridges. Winner of the Best Overall Projected Image in this year's Disabled Photographers' Society Awards

'Dent Head Viaduct at Sunset', by Laura Hacking

'Dent Head Viaduct at Sunset', by Laura Hacking

'Manhattan sunset from Brooklyn', by Mike Birbeck

'Manhattan sunset from Brooklyn', by Mike Birbeck

'Rotunda by moonlight', by Keiran Durrant

'Rotunda by moonlight', by Keiran Durrant

'Waxwing with berry' by Lee Sutton, won second prize in the Advanced Projected Nature category

'Waxwing with berry' by Lee Sutton, won second prize in the Advanced Projected Nature category

About the Disabled Photographers' Society

The Disabled Photographers' Society traces its roots back to October 1968, when a minibus took five disabled photo enthusiasts from the Star & Garter Home in Richmond-upon-Thames to a local camera club. The Society now provides a range of services, support, and activities for more than 500 members of all ages and disabilities.

The charity is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and raises funds through donations of cameras and other photographic items. Many of these items are then sold at the DPS stand at The Photography Stand each year. Donations of  unwanted gear can be dropped off at the stand if you are visiting the show, or you can can make contact with the Society through its website

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The Photography Show 2019: What you need to know