The Phorum


 The Phorum 


Thusday 26th September 2019 at 7.30pm

in Nursling Village Hall, SO16 0XH

Mike gave a superb show of images from Madagascar - 
the animals. the people and the landscape of this 
most surreal of environments. 
Like many islands isolated for millennia
the flora and fauna have evolved in very distinct ways.
This was superb until his laptop battery ran out of oomph!
Trevor to the rescue - just happened to have another laptop capable 
of reading an ‘exe’ file! And the show re-commenced.
And - we’re really glad too - we would have missed a fantastic show.
My few shots from Gibraltar paled by comparison - although the
monkeys on the rock, the Barbary apes, went some way to 
matching the “aaah!" inspiring lemurs.
FABRIC was our theme for September.
Almost everyone contributed to our review on this theme - 
in fact it was by all our reckoning one of the very best evenings of 
our review of images that we’ve ever had. 
For me, it was a real demonstration of how our process of themes 
and review in the Phorum develops an individuality and creativity 
not found in competitive settings.
See our gallery of this month’s images here:
There are as always some excellent exhibitions currently showing in the capital.
Sam Haskins in the Atlas Gallery and Richard Avedon in Hamilton’s Gallery 
stand out:
You may be interested in an RPS/ Sony sponsored “Imaging Festival” event 
in Winchester on 6th October:
Our next Phorum:
Thursday October 31st at 7.30pm
in Nursling Village Hall SO16 0XH
(Where have I heard something about that day before?)
The recent lunar eclipse - the fabric of space? The plane flying across just happened
as I took the shot - a serendipity.



 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 we have our next planned for sometime during 2020.

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: