IDPS – Home and Away by Chris Upton (ARPS)

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 26/02/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Burlington Baptist Church Centre



Ipswich and District Photographic Society

Home and Away by Chris Upton (ARPS)

This is a two part lecture contrasting a local project, Thoresby, with a selection
of my travel imagery. Ideal if you would like a taste of two different genres.
Both presentations are packed with useful hints and tips.
Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an
end over 900 years of mining in the county. This presentation tells the story of how
the project came about, how it was shot and the resulting exhibition, AV, book
and extensive publicity. A great example of “how to shoot a project”.

Date / Time: 26 February – 19:30 – 22:00
Venue: Burlington Baptist Church Centre, London Road, Ipswich, IP1 2EZ
Tickets: Price for Non-Members: £5.00

For more information please email:

Chris Upton is a professional photographer, based in Nottinghamshire (UK), specialising in Travel, Landscape and Social Documentary photography. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and is proud to be a Fujifilm X-Series photographer.

Chris has received awards in national photographic competitions and has twice been commissioned to photograph in Thailand on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. He has also exhibited many times both in a solo capacity and also as part of a collective including three Masters of Vision exhibitions. In 2016 Chris presented a major social documentary project recording the final year of Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, to widespread critical acclaim.

Chris’s images are represented by several international stock agencies and they have been used by clients worldwide across many different sectors. He lectures widely, runs photography tours and workshops and offers 1-2-1 tuition.

Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I have been fortunate to travel widely and it is an amazing experience to observe and photograph a variety of cultures, people and landscapes. I hope that through my photographs I can bring a little of this to the viewer and inspire others to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the world for themselves”.


Photo by Chris Upton