Isle of Wight Photographers Celebrate Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary

Julia Margaret Cameron BicentenaryThe Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) will soon launch its 2015 Awards, and in a brand new section they will also be looking for the very best female photographer from the Isle of Wight.

Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning image? IWPOY are looking for inspiring photographers whose winning photos will take pride of place in an exclusive exhibition to mark the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.

IWPOY Founder, Professional Photographer & Tutor Gary Early, said: “We’re really excited about this years IWPOY and hope to receive a great selection of images. This is a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ and a chance for everyone on the Isle of Wight to showcase their photographic talents.” Continue reading

FREE Entry To Dimbola During February

Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater, will be allowing visitors FREE entry to the Galleries for the entire month of February.

This is to encourage Isle of Wight visitors and locals to get involved in their heritage, and to engage with some of our exhibitions, one of which is a rare photographic exhibition from the Scott Polar Research institute in Cambridge. Continue reading

Photographers Focus On Quarr Bricks & Mortar

The imposing buildings of Quarr Abbey impress themselves upon the mind of many visitors to the Isle of Wight. But few people know much about either the buildings or who built them.

Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) photographers were asked to take a few images for publication in the September (Autumn) 2012 Issue of Bricks Bulletin Magazine. 

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The Architect & Building Of Quarr Abbey

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Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday

Rock star guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who died 42 years ago aged 27, would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today had he lived. 

As the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group share space with his iconic statue we felt a birthday mention was in order.

The statue forms a gateway to the permanent exhibition of past and future Isle of Wight music festivals.

This life-size bronze statue (pictured) of Jimi Hendrix stands outside the home of a pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Sculpted by John Swindells, it was commissioned by John Giddings, a Dimbola trustee and promoter of the Isle of Wight festival.

Guitar Hero Number One. Continue reading

IWDIG Photographer Ian Mitchell in Niton On Cuba

Our own Ian Mitchell LRPS has been invited to regale members of Niton & District Camera Club with an interesting, if not cultural, photographic travelogue of his many visits to Cuba.

Not only an accomplished photographer but well known Isle of Wight Angel Radio presenter, Ian first visited Cuba in April 1997.

Ian will present a digital diffusion of celebrity gossip, music, history, politics and of course photography from his fascinating journeys.

The journey begins in 1997 when in the company of Swedish photographer Jan Olofsson… Continue reading

Brian May Village Lost and Found Exhibition & Book Signing

Good news for stereoscopic photography fans, Brian May is visiting the Isle of Wight to interact with visitors in his 3D A Village Lost and Found Exhibition at Dimbola Museum.

Brian May will be at Dimbola Lodge today Monday 18th July from 4.00 to 5pm, to meet visitors to the museum and to autograph the book that accompanies the exhibition A Village Lost and Found.

*Please note as you will see from the pictures below this event is a book signing to coincide with the Village Lost and Found Exhibition  and is photography related.  Continue reading

Historic Photography Exhibition In Island Libraries

An exhibition of photos from renowned Isle of Wight photographer James Dore, and a showcase of historic shipwreck photos are going on display in four libraries. 

His work covered a variety of areas involving Island life, including sport and farming and he also photographed Queen Victoria’s funeral procession through East Cowes. Continue reading

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