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"Roy Elwood awarded APAGB"
On Friday 8th November Roy Elwood FRPS EFIAP MPAGB APAGB was awarded the PAGB's "Associate" award (APAGB) for services to photography over a period well in excess of thirty years. The presentation was made on behalf of PAGB by the NCPF President, Pax Garabedian EFIAP PPSA DPAGB.
The occasion, at Whickham's club premises, was a joint RPS/Whickham PC meeting entiled "Panels Galore" with over 80 members from Whickham and from further afield present. It is particularly appropriate that Roy should receive this award in what is Whickham PC's 40th Anniversary Year.
There is little doubt that this award will be warmly welcomed by not only his own club members but also by photographers from across the country and beyond. The following narrative is drawn from the citation which supported his club's request for this award to be granted.
Roy Elwood FRPS EFIAP MPAGB APAGB being presented with his APAGB Certificate
by the NCPF President, Pax Garabedian EFIAP PPSA DPAGB.
Roy’s involvement with NCPF clubs started in the early 1970’s when he joined Tynemouth PS, becoming its President in 1989. In the 1980s he also joined Whickham CC. At Whickham Roy has held virtually every post available within the club, most on more than one occasion. In 2009 Roy was made Honorary President of the now Whickham PC in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the club.
Beyond the confines of his club, Roy has been an active member of the RPS, being awarded his Fellowship in 1994 and has held a number of exhibitions and had work published in the photographic year book, “Best of Friends”, not forgetting his long-term contribution to “Mono Magazine”. Roy has also entered many International Salons over the years, for which he has been given the EFIAP award, and he is also the only member of an NCPF club to hold the MPAGB Distinction in monochrome prints.
Roy has always been pleased to help and advise anyone planning or thinking of submitting work for a distinction. A person like Roy Elwood is not simply an asset to his club; he is an asset to the federation as a whole. A photographer who lectures locally, nationally and internationally, Roy promotes and raises the profile of the NCPF wherever he speaks. As anyone who has met him knows, Roy has a commitment and enthusiasm for not only his own photographic practice but for the medium as a whole.
An award richly deserved, well done Roy.