Team Members of the DG

Committee Members of the DG


Chair : Mark Phillips ARPS

Mark originally studied engineering and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His interest in film and photography began in his late teens, working on short animations and monochrome views of the urban environment.  Largely self-taught, he has also attended a number of courses to build specific skills.  He has been a member of the RPS since the mid 80s.  In June 2014 he gained his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).  Pet hate: ‘petty rules’.

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Treasurer : Justin Cliffe LRPS

‘I have been interested in photography since my late teens however family and work commitments took then priority and I’ve really only got back to it over the past 5 years since retiring from a life in the City.

I joined the RPS, and the DVJ group, about 4 years ago and was awarded my LRPS in 2013. I am also a member of Woking Photographic Society and the Street Photography London collective.

My particular interest is ‘street photography’, something that I’m able to combine with my part time work for a charity in London.’

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Secretary : David Barnes LRPS

I have long been interested in photography. I annoyed my three children by photographing each of them at least once every month from the day they were born until they were old enough to say “no”.  I have a stock of embarrassing images to be used at weddings whenever they happen. I retired in 2005 with the intention of taking photographs. I photograph a variety of sports and life on the street. My time is split between my own photographic projects, supporting my local photographic society and rugby club.

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