History

The Welsh Photographic Alliance as it was initially known was renamed The Welsh Photographic Federation in 1951.  At the Annual General Meeting, Gwyn Morgan was elected President and Iestyn Rees became Secretary/Treasurer. A motto was adopted, Heb Wawl, Heb Waith, which in translation means Without Light, Without Work. It was soon agreed that the Federation should join The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).  In 1997 the Federation rejoined The Federation Internationale de l`Art Photographique, (FIAP), the world photographic organisation.

In 1994 the Federation initiated its own distinction for photographic merit, Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation (AWPF) and the Honorary Fellowship of the Welsh Photographic Federation (Hon. FWPF), awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the Federation and its member societies.

WPF Presidents
1 1951-52  Gwyn Morgan
2 1952-54  F. C. Gratland
3 1954-56  A. J. Dalton
4 1956-58  Iestyn. J. Rees ARPS
5 1958-60  W .T. Gower MSR
6 1960-62  R. J. Burford
7 1962-64  W. A. Young
8 1964-66 W Hammond
9 1966-68  S. W. Tovey
10 1968-69  G. Smith
11 1969-71  F. A. Bland
12 1971- 73  H. B. Harrison
13 1973-75  Eric. C. Taylor
14 1975-77  J  Wilkinson
15 1977-79  Joan Brooksbank
16 1979-81  John A Hayward  ARPS
17 1981-83  Flt Lt NSB Reynolds
18 1983- 85  Brynmor Evans
19 1985-87 Joan. M. Chatfield FRSA. LRPS
20 1987-89 Glyn. I.  John  APAGB
21 1989-91 W, J. Bryer
22 1991-93  Roy Thomas APAGB Hon.FWPF
23 1993-95  Flt. Lt. NSB Reynolds
24 1995-96  G. T. Howells APAGB
25 1996-97 John Thorne
26 1997-99  Kevin Thomas FRPS Hon.FWPF
27 1999-2001  Tim Fearnside
28 2001-2003  Brian Mogford
29 2003-2005  Mike Lewis
30 2005-2007  Phillipa Wood AWPF
31 2007-2009  Roy Thomas APAGB Hon.FWPF
32 2009-2011  Jennifer Cox BA (Hons) ARPS
33 2011-2013  Brian Coleman AFIAP AWPF APAGB Hon.FWPF
34 2013-2015 Jan Cawley EFIAP/s APAGB Hon.FWPF
35 2015-2017 Vince Penticost AWPF
36 2017-2019 Cliff Emery AFIAP AWPF CPAGB
37 2019-2021 Peter Young LRPS, CPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB
38 2021-     Jenny Hibbert MPAGB, EFIAP/g, AWPF

In 1994 the first Honorary FWPF was awarded.
This award is for unstinting and significant service to the Federation via the Executive Committee, clubs and Welsh photography in general.

List of Hon.FWPFs

1 Eric Taylor
2 Bob Watkins
3 Derek Rodway
4 Ainsley Stewart-Jones
5 Brynmor Evans
6 Phillip Davies
7 Pat Reynolds
8 Kevin Thomas FRPS
9 David Hunt
10 Roy Thomas APAGB
11 Philippa Wood AWPF
12 Linda Baldwin
13 Jan Cawley EFIAP/s APAGB
14 Mike Lewis
15 Brian Coleman AFIAP AWPF APAGB
16 Ed Cloutman EFIAP
17 Leigh Woolford DPAGB, EFIAP, AWPF, BPE3*

The APAGB is a similar award for service to the PAGB.

List of APAGBs
1 Walter Hammond – President  64-66
2 Eric Taylor – President 1973-75
3 Brynmor Evans – President 1983-85
4 G. John – President 1987-89
5 Roy Thomas – Twice President 1991-93 and 2007-2009
6 G. Howells – President 1995-96
7 H Andrews 1984
8 J H K Harrison
9 John Harvey
10 John  A Hayward – President 1979-81
11 Hans Hoyer
12 Jeremy Owen
13 G. Smith – 1986
14 R. Watkins
15 Fred Watts
16 Miss M Wilson
17 Pat Reynolds – Twice President 1981-83 and 1993-95
18 Jan Cawley – President 2013-2015
19 Brian Coleman – President  2011-2013