The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over a 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having Currently 105 member clubs and societies with about 4000 individual members, the EAF is one of the largest federations in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway. Following the closure of the Central Federation in 1989 a number of North and East London clubs were welcomed into the East Anglian Federation.
The EAF's objectives are:
to promote the advancement of photography by facilitating contacts and exchange of opinion between members of one society and anotherto promote exhibitions and competitions,
to promote exhibitions and competitions, to maintain a list of photographic judges and lecturers and organise courses, workshops and events which may be of service to member societies and thus their individual members
Photography is of course a hobby and although serious, must be fun too. We are known as a warm, friendly and welcoming Federation, where anyone interested in photography whether as raw beginners or amateurs of international renown can learn from fellow photographers and develop their photographic skills,
A list of current Member Clubs and Societies is available on this site, together with details of who to contact if you would like to visit or join any of them. Alternatively, if there is not a club near you and you along with a few like minded photographers would like to form a club, but would like some help, then please feel free to contact the Hon. General Secretary and/or other Members of the Federation’s Committee.
The EAF's affairs are run by the Executive Committee drawn from all parts of the Federation area (full details within this site), who voluntarily and freely give much time and effort to ensure that a range of activities is available to its member clubs and their individual members, including:
Inter Club Print and Projected Image Competitions
Judges Workshops for aspiring new and experienced judges
Judges & Lecturers List
Digital Portfolio of images accepted in the Annual Exhibition available for a club evening
A Newsletter known as "The Bulletin" is available to clubs and their members four times a year, containing the results of Competitions, details of the Annual Exhibition and Events, together with other articles and items of general interest to members.
Through the EAF's membership of the PAGB it gains access to:
National lists of Judges and Lecturers
Insurance facilities for clubs and their members
Individual Awards for Photographic Merit and Meritorious Service
Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographic (FIAP) Awards
National and International Exhibitions and Competitions
This is merely an introduction, please explore the site further for more detailed information.