Lenses of Croydon

Lenses of Croydon: where local photographers are doing it for themselves

Posted on August 22nd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

What do you do if you can’t join ‘the club’? Set up your own club!

Lee Townsend is a professional photographer, part-time degree student, author, workshop facilitator, social activist and founder of Lenses of Croydon and the Croydon Photography Forum. But the journey to achieve this wasn’t always easy.

Knowing from a young age that he wanted to work in photography, he bought a camera and … Read More »

Event review: Thornton Heath Arts Week’s photography walkabout

Posted on July 31st, by Hannah Oliver in Culture. No Comments

Hannah Oliver on photography, community and true camera-derie

On Sunday 19th July, Lenses of Croydon camera club collaborated with the Friends of Thornton Heath Rec, in a photography event infused with community promise.

I found the group in the Edible Garden after an awkward and brisk gander (late) through the wrong gate of Thornton Heath Recreation Ground. With hindsight, I should have looked more emphatically for those … Read More »