The Phorum


The Phorum
A Zoom Phorum 
Thursday 28th May at 6.00pm
on a computer near you…
 Our theme for May:
 Strange and Eerie
provoked some on our best efforts so far…
How do you photograph the unusual, the unprecedented - when it’s 
only starnge because it’s lost its familiarity - things still look the same
but there’s a wierdness - if only by comparison with what went before?
Our abstract themes continue to challenge the way we see things
and assist in bringing our reactions and emotions to bear on 
a fresh perception of our experience. 
The skills we acquire in photography stretch beyond the technical
and ability to depict our apparent reality and take us towards the 
narrative of existence, the art in the mundane, the expressiion
of our unique place in our experience of life as it is in the click of a shutter.
Whether it’s the refinement of ideas and skills or the qualities of 
the aeasthetic, our photography serves to enhance the way we 
observe and construct what’s around us.
This month’s gallery of images is here:
 The theme for June is - DISTANCE - 
The space between things, between us and things and between each other.
 Our next Phorum Zoom meeting will be on 
Thursday June 25th 2020 at 6.00pm.
 In the meantime, I have asked Stuart at the Southampton Art Gallery that if 
our exhibition is still on the walls of the foyer when they re-open we could have
just a day or two to have a look at it before it is dismantled.
You can see an online gallery of our “British” exhibition here:
About The Phorum photography group

The Phorum was formed in response to requests for a meeting place which would allow photographers to be acknowledged for their work, to have it peer appraised with lively discussion and to learn from others in the group.

Unlike many Camera Clubs there are no competitions and each month there is a set theme chosen by the group, the results of which are reviewed at each meeting.

We have regular talks and workshops covering technique, the history and range of genres of photography and well known practitioners.

One of the aims of the group is for our work to be seen.

We have regular exhibitions - last year's took place in the Southampton City Art Gallery - January to March 2017 and this year's exhibition - 

our 2020 show entitled "BRITISH" is currently on the walls of the Southampton City Art Gallery but due to end on May 9th - and sadly no one will have seen it.

It is here online:

We are also keen on the publication of self published photography books and utilising Flickr and our own websites to display our work.

Our meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month.

The group is made up of very enthusiastic and prolific amateur photographers.

Absolute beginners can find their way with help and advice from those of us more knowledgeable  and those with experience and skill can expand, find new creativity and direction away from the sometimes limited range of ideas and genres available in traditional clubs.

For more information: If you would like to join the group or if you would like to be added to our mailing list for a newsletter about our activities please send an email to: