EXHIBITION Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, in collaboration with Sotheby's, untii 16 May at Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y6QB. Tel: 0207 839 7551. EXHIBITION Animalism, until 27 September, at the National Media Museum (Gallery One), Bradford, WestYorkshire BD11NQ. Tet 0870 7010200. Visit www.


EXHIBITION Fitzrovia gallery opens with wori< by Swedish photographer Jennie Gunhammar, until 12 June, at 66/67 Wells Street, London W1. Visit EXHIBITION Lost Britain by photographer William Nixon, until 17 May at Gallery, London E2 9DQ. Tel: 0208 980 0395.


EXHIBITION Born in Bradford by Ian Beesley, until 2 August at Bradford 1 Gallery, West Yorkshire BDI. Tel: 01274 437 800. Visit www. EXHIBITION Fame, Fashion and Fast Ca5, includes eight 'unseen' photographs captured by Lord Lichfield, until 29 October at Shugborough, near Stafford ST17 OXB. Tel: 01889 881388. Visit


COMPETITION International Garden Photographer ofthe Year 'Early Bird' competition with the theme 'In Full Bloom'. Deadline is 30 June 2009. Visit DON'T MISS Badgerwatch at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Liandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT. Cost £6 per adult. Starts at 7pm. Tel: 01558 824 512. Visit EXHIBITION My Ashmolean My Museum, portraits by Theo Chalmers until 4 October, outside The Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford 0X12PH. Tel: 01865 278 000. Visit


DON'T MISS Bluebell Walk at Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham LL14. Starts at 4pm. Tel: 01691777 701. Visit EXHIBITION Life of the Ganges by Jon Nicholson, until 14 June at Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight P040 9QE. Tel: 01983 756 814. Visit

Photographers face wider anti-terror curbs

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Committed to defending your photographic rights!

IVIUANS are being told to be on guard for people carrying cameras and zoom lenses as part of anti-terrorism seminars being rolled out nationwide

The Home Office insists that there is no alternative as Britain continues to be on a state of high alert for a possible terrorist attack.

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) aims to train 60,000 volunteers -including security guards and council workers - as part of counter-terrorism measures in areas such as shopping centres, hotels and stations. Each training session lasts three hours, according to the project's website.

AP has learnt that the training draws on existing NaCTSO guidance regarding 'hostile reconnaissance' This urges people to look out for 'overt/covert photography' as well as those in possession of 'photographs, maps, global positioning systems, photographic equipment (cameras, zoom lenses, camcorders)'.

So far, 30,000 people have received the training under 'Project Argus', says

The head contains three lamps, providing the 'tungsten' lighting equivalent of '1,800 watts', according to Interfit.

This makes it ideal for larger portrait groups and product photography, explained a spokesman who added: 'Having a uniform light source enables the photographer to capture excellent results, proven in many studios all over the world.'

The kit includes a bag, softbox and power cables.

For details call Interfit on 0121 522 4800 or visit www.interfitphotographic. com.


EXHIBITION Desirer Walks the Streets by photographer and Police band member Andy Summers, until 7 June at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire Y062 5UY. Tel: 01439 748 283. Visit uk. EXHIBITION A History of Photography: As defined by Portraiture through the Ages, until 14 June at Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight P040 9QE. Tel: 01983 756 814. Visit

PHOTOGRAPHIC lighting specialist Interfit has unveiled 'Monstar 3', marketed as an affordable solution to modern studio lighting.

Due to hit UK high streets in July priced £379.99, Monstar 3 is claimed to deliver 150 watts of light from each lamp.

the Home Office.

Commenting on the government-led operation, Liberty's legal director James Welch told us: 'No one can deny the need for vigilance. But those watching out for us have to be sensible and accept that, for many, photography is an innocent and perfectly legitimate pastime.'

AP reader Alwyn Ecdes, from East Yorkshire, wrote to express alarm after reading in the local press that Project Argus seminars were coming to Bridlington

'I had never heard of Project Argus, but I don't like the sound of it,' Alwyn wrote in a letter to AP 'Fortunately, in this town, which relies heavily on tourism, we have local businesses run by people with common sense -something evidently missing from the Home Office.'

The guidance adds that those being trained should also watch for 'people taking pictures, filming, making notes, sketching of the security measures [such as CCTV] at commercial centres'. It continues: 'Tourists should not necessarily be taken as such and should be treated sensitively, but with caution.'

A Home Office spokesman told us: 'It's all about being vigilant. These people are hand-picked - carefully chosen - and there's a level of common sense that they need to apply.'

He suggested that suspicions would only be aroused if someone were seen photographing security cameras, for example, and if they looked 'a bit shifty'. Referring to the need to thwart possible terror attacks, he added: 'If someone is stopped then that's better than the alternative.'

It recendy emerged that terror suspects released without charge after police raids in the north-west of England had been seen photographing shopping centres and a nightclub in Manchester.


EXHIBITION Don McCullin - In England at the National Media Museum (Gallery Two), Bradford, West Yorkshire BD11NQ. Tet 0870 7010 200. Visit COMPETITION An expedition

■ IV to the Himalayas with

^fl a National Geographic photographer is up for grabs in a contest hosted by Transitions lenses. Closing date is31 May 2009.

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