Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society

Are you interested in Photography? Did you know there is a club based in South Leeds? Why not take a look at Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society?

We meet every Wednesday night throughout the year at the St. George’s Centre, St. George’s Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4UZ.

The club has a reputation for being one of the friendliest in Yorkshire. We have a good mix of members, from all areas of Leeds, in terms age and gender from beginners to the more experienced. The club has a wealth of experience in digital photography and editing of images.

Members are always happy to share their photographic experience and knowledge and give support, advice, encouragement and guidance to others.

Formed in 1962 as a section of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society’s education section. Our assosiation with the Co-op has since ceased, but we decided to keep the name of Leeds Co-operative Photographic Society.

We have a varied programme consisting of presentations by guest speakers and club members, studio nights, when we set up lights and have a model.

We also have practical nights, nights out, photo editing demonstrations and competitions where the winners receive trophies at our annual dinner and presentation night in early January.

We have an Annual Exhibition which is on display throughout the year on floors 4 and 5 of the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital.

Over the last few years, except during Covid, we have put on displays of prints at the Great Middleton Park Show.

Members have also supplied photos for the Friends of Middleton Park and the Middleton Elderley Aid Calenders.

The club is a member of the Yorkshire Photographic Union and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

For more information please phone me, Steve, on 07913 635550 or visit our website www.photoleeds.com. You can also find us on Facebook here.


This post was written by Steve Bavill

Photo: Hilary Benn MP visits the Society’s exhibition at The Great Middleton Park Show

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