– Rikki O’ Neill, FPRPS, MPAGB, FIPF, Hon SPF –
The Cork International Salon of Photography and the SACC are delighted to announce that Rikki O’Neill FRPS will be conducting a lecture tour in the Southern region this December. There will be a €5 cover charge for each talk.
The lecture tour title is “ Visual Alchemy “, and in Rikki’s own words is ……..” basically about my influences as to my style of photography showing other artist/photographers images that inspire me as well as giving my reasons as to the purpose of Photoshop and followed by a large selection of past and present images”.
Rikki, who is a self taught artist, began his career as a cartoonist with D C Thomson Ltd. and has produced hundreds of cartoons for the Sunday Post as well as story illustrating for the My Weekly magazine.
He is a creative photographer and artist by profession. Rikki combines his artistic and photographic skills to produce award-winning images in monochrome and colour, and has worked in both film and in digital in the course of his artistic career. He describes his photography as being about images that try to evoke emotion with the viewer by creating a “painterly, illustrative” quality. Through his unique vision, artistry and digital skills he has produced many unique and emotive images. Many of his images have won acclaim both nationally in the UK and internationally!
Rikki has served on the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Visual Arts Associate and Fellowship panels and was until recently the Chair of the panel. He is also on the Roll of Honour of the Scottish Photographic Federation (hon SPF), a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF), a Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB) and has also been elected as a member of The London Salon. Rikki has exhibited widely.
The talks will take place at the dates and venue below – see posters at the top of this post for additional details:
- Thursday, December 8th at 8:00pm in The Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny.
- Monday, December 12th at 8pm in the Mercy Centre, Mallow.
- Tuesday, December 13th at 8.00pm in 36 Patrick’s Quay, Cork.
We encourage all SACC members to avail of one of these opportunities to hear from an international leader and authority in the sphere of creative art and photography.
Each November one of the most anticipated and competitive events on the SACC calendar is the southern round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition. This year was no exception with members from clubs all over the region submitting images to the event. This year again saw an increase over the number of images for last years competition. As always a high standard made the judges decision a difficult one for the individual events and in selecting the overall winner for The SACC Photographer of the Year which is also the Regional Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2016 / 2017.
Congratulations goes to Paul Reidy from Blarney Photography Club who was the overall winner and recipient of the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy at this year’s competition.
The SACC regional rounds and the IPF PotY competition are sponsored by Bermingham Cameras this year. As part of this sponsorship Bermingham’s provided a gift voucher for the overall winner.
Please note that we are unable to show you the winning images as these have gone forward to IPF Photographer of the Year (PotY) national final which will take place in February 2017.
The SACC PotY Competition was held at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co.Tipperary on Sunday Nov 20th and had a large attendance.
We wish all those who qualified from the SACC region the very best of luck in the IPF finals. In his closing remark, the SACC Chairman, Richard Dwyer, thanked all involved in helping out on the day and particularly the judges: Joe Doyle AIPF, AFIAP; Michelle La Grue, AIPF and Denis Whelehan AIPF, EFIAP, who did a great job staying focused while reviewing the hundreds of images. He also thank the members of the SACC Committee and all those who entered the competition and those who travelled to the event for their valued support.
Regional and national events such as this bring together SACC and IPF members who share our common interest in photography. Participation in these events is a demonstration of that shared interest, and also their willingness to support each other, and the associations that represent them, by showcasing their best images.
Individual report cards will be sent by the end of this week. Results are below.
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