What is the Welsh Photographic Federation (WPF)?
The WPF is an affiliation of about 50 camera clubs in the South Wales area. It is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP), and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). It aims to promote and raise the standard of Welsh photography and to support its members in achieving photographic excellence.
What does the WPF do?
It looks after its members’ interests and represents them at the PAGB, FIAP and other forums.
- It gives its members the opportunity to air their views at the AGM.
- It holds the Welsh Salon of Photography for all members and The Welsh International Photographic Salon for all photographers around the world.
- It organises an annual weekend photographic convention, the only British federation to do so!
- It awards its own photographic distinction, the AWPF, and provides help for those wishing to apply for it.
- It co-ordinates members’ applications for PAGB and FIAP awards and provides help and advice for attaining those awards.
- It holds various workshops to support its members and to help to raise standards.
- It takes its turn to host various PAGB events and the PAGB Annual Print Exhibition.
- It runs several inter-club competitions throughout the year.
- It maintains lists of approved judges and presenters and holds judges’ workshops.
- It provides the latest photographic news via the website and its regular Newsflash email service.
- It monitors its Facebook page.
What are the benefits to my club?
Your club can take advantage of the PAGB’s specially-negotiated Public Liability Insurance.
- Your PAGB annual registration fee is paid for you.
- Membership of the PAGB also entitles your Club to included Trustee Liability Insurance, together with access to the membership requirement of Public Liability Insurance at excellent rates; the Brokers can also arrange individual or Club All Risk Insurance at competitive rates.
- Your members will have more opportunities to meet more like-minded people and find out their opinions on current issues.
- Your members will be eligible to enter the Welsh Salon of Photography and apply for the AWPF and other awards, and to receive help and advice.
- You will have more chance to meet and compete with the best clubs in the area.
- You can choose from the Judges list for your club competitions and enrich your club program with speakers from our list of presenters.
- A wealth of knowledge and advice on club, photographic and other matters will be available to the club and individuals.
- Everyone will be able keep up-to-date with photographic news via Newsflash.
- Your fee will help the WPF bring exhibitions of the highest quality work from near and far to South Wales for your members to see and gain insight and inspiration for their own work.
What does it cost?
For the latest information on cost please contact our Treasurer (see list of officers).