MK Open Market was originally chosen for our first ever location challenge by David Bolam. And the resulting images were critiqued by Alan Taberer, from ImageZ Camera Club, on 24 November 2021. See https://lbpc.org.uk/2021/11/25/location-challenge-1-mk-market/
David, together with Tricia Meers, Carol Curd, and Roger Turner organised and set up the outdoor exhibition of 24 mounted prints in a gazebo – helpfully provided by the Market management – at the MK Centre end of the market. They also manned the exhibition stand throughout the day, supported by several Club members who came along to see how things were going. And Alan Taberer also popped along and gave the display his unreserved approval.
David said afterwards that “All four organisers agreed that the exhibition was a great success, helped by the good weather. As well as members of the public, many stallholders came to see the exhibition and to have a chat, and all stallholders were appreciative that the Club were ‘giving something back to the Market’. The printed images certainly created much discussion between the stallholders, the public, and ourselves, and it was good to see some stallholders reunited with the photographers who took some of the images.”
David also offered “a huge thank you to Shaun and Richard of the Market management team for their support and to Graham Meers from the Club who went ‘above and beyond’ with printing, mounting and logistics.”
As an added interest, visitors were asked to vote for their favourite image and Paul Needham’s monochrome image “Chinese Whispers” was the winner.
At the end of the day, the mounted prints were gifted to the various stallholders and market management who were delighted to receive them.
All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and it was agreed that we are all looking forward to the Club’s next exhibition.