Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

The Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the EAF. The PAGB consists of the fifteen regional Federations in the United Kingdom and therefore photographic clubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are part of a national organisation.

The PAGB organises:

The PAGB Annual Exhibitions are highly prestigious, as images displayed will have been selected from those submitted by the regional Federations.  Anyone getting an acceptance into “the PAGB” can be justly proud that their work has been recognised at a national level.  The exhibitions are shown at a number of venues throughout the United Kingdom.

 The PAGB Inter-Club Print and Slide Championships are national events to decide the best clubs in each category with each Federation nominating their best two clubs to compete.

  The PAGB produce and issue to each club a handbook listing all lecturers and judges from all of the affiliated Federations and is essential in preparing our programme.  The people listed charge only expenses when visiting clubs.  It would be almost impossible to provide a programme at reasonable cost without the PAGB's co-ordination of such a list.  They also provide a list of judges deemed capable of judging and selecting at international level.

The PAGB plays a leading role in the setting of standards in photography through its distinctions scheme.  The awards are: -

Credit - CPAGB     Distinction - DPAGB   Master – MPAGB

CPAGB is considered to represent a "Good Club Standard", DPAGB is "Open Exhibition Standard" and MPAGB is the "Highest Level of Amateur Photography".

These are not to be confused with APAGB which is an honour awarded to recognise a person who has given outstanding service to photographers belonging to the member societies of the PAGB.  We are proud at IDPS to have three such award winners.

St Ives by Barry Freeman ARPS DPAGB APAGB

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