Gillian's story

When I Won My First Award

This was the first photography award that I ever won. The Master Photographer's Association has regional awards and at that time there was a North East region. They were held at Hallgarth Manor with a dinner and the award ceremony. For each category there were certificates of merit and a winner, who got the trophy.


In my first job as a photographer's assistant I also printed out people's holiday snaps and professional studio and wedding photographs on this lovely machine. Well it was lovely until it had the occasional problem, like all technology! This was back in the days of film. We had a dark bag which had sleeves on so you could put your hands and the 120 film in to take the paper off and attach it to the leader card to put into the machine without light leaking onto the light sensitive film.