May 27, 2020

YEAR END AWARDS:                                                           
It is custom at our year-end social to present awards in honour of three founding members of the club who had a memorable impact. The competition is in three categories: abstract, black and white portraiture and humour.
Procedure:
The entries this year will be digital only. Please watch this website and your emails for more information.

Roy Quesnel Award
Roy was a founding member of the Harbour City Photography Club and served as print chair for many years. His specialty was producing stunning black and white portraits in non-studio settings, capturing the person and the story of their surroundings. His work in the “dark-room” was considered exceptional. His enthusiasm for photography was exceeded only by the twinkle in his eyes and his fondness for a laugh. Roy died in 2008 at the age of 70.
Entry Guidelines:
• Must be black and white (monochrome)
• Non-studio setting or environment
• Only one person
• Subject must be photographed from the waist (or above) up

Jan Blackbourn Award
Jan was a founding and hard-working member of the Harbour City Photography Club, known for her colourful abstracts. These abstracts were actual photographs taken during her career as a marine biologist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Jan died suddenly in 2004 at the age of 62.
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. ~ Wikipedia

The Nigel Fletcher Memorial Award: Humour in Photography
Nigel was a long-term member and active contributor to the Harbour City Photography Club.
He chaired multiple committees and he was on the executive board for several years. Among his many accomplishments is the highly successful “Joy of Photography” event which ran for many years sharing the club’s photography with the community.
However, what Nigel will be mostly remembered for is his wonderful sense of humour and how that always came across in his photography. He saw and captured the funny moments and situations wherever he went. We have laughed at his funny captures many times.
We will honour Nigel and his many contributions with an annual memorial competition:
“Humour in Photography”.
“Making people laugh is one of the highest achievements you can have.”
Elliott Erwitt