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Founded in 1907 the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) consists of over 100 clubs and covers the Midland counties, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and North Gloucestershire.
The MCPF is one of the 15 regional Federations of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. It exists for its members and is run by its members.
The MCPF actively seeks to support and connect individual photographers and their clubs across the West Midlands. We promote the highest possible standards of photography through seminars, workshops, events, friendly competitions, and access to national and international distinctions and events.
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is a membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). It does this in collaboration with 15 geographical Federations.
The PAGB organises photographic events for its Federations and Clubs. It offers services such as Recorded Lectures and its own photographic Distinctions, known as Awards for Photographic Merit.
The PAGB has strong links with similar organisations. In the UK, it has cross-representation with the Royal Photographic Society. It liaises throughout the world via its membership of FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art).
The PAGB is run by an Executive Committee whose members are elected at the Annual General Meeting each April. This Executive meets three times per year to discuss and arrange the events and other matters related to the PAGB.
There are lots of benefits such as access to discounted Club Public Liability Insurance, to volunteer judges and lecturers, competitions and exhibitions for clubs and their members, and much more.
We would like to see a copy of your constitution (rules).
General Meetings and AGM are held at the Old Schoolhouse, Churchbridge, Oldbury, W. Mids B69 2AS
Exhibitions are normally held at the Old Schoolhouse, Churchbridge, Oldbury, W. Mids B69 2AS
The MidPhot Av Competition is normally held at the Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton, Burton on Trent DE13 0HE
The Print and Pdi Championships are normally held at Braunston Civic Centre, Braunston, Leicester
Yes, there is an annual subscription which is due in January. The subscription is made up of two parts set annually at the June AGM the prior year.Subscriptions are due in
Yes, at the top of this page you will find a section called Find a Local Photographic Club. Enter your postcode or town and the system will show club in that area. If you zoom out more clubs will appear. Click on any of the clubsmap marker and a link to their website and/or a contact name will appear.