Our speaker in May was James Corbett, giving a talk about the use of narrative in photography.
James has a degree in Fine Art and worked for a number of years as a photojournalist (including on the Chronicle & Echo).
He showed examples of how sometimes just one picture can tell the whole story, but often you need many images to illustrate what’s happening, whether in a boot makers or the aftermath of a war zone.
When he was starting out and building his portfolio the hardest part was getting editors to trust him. He had to show that he could get the shots to illustrate whatever the subject matter was.
He now makes his living teaching photography at Tresham College as well as photographing documentary themes, fine art and weddings.