* Western Countries Photographic Federation *


The Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) was formed in 1932 and is one of fifteen Federations
that are affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and ultimately to the FIAP 

"Fédération International de l'Art Photographique".

The prime purpose of the WCPF is to encourage the art and practice of photography directly to members
and clubs throughout its catchment area, supporting/liaising with other Federations and the PAGB, e
nsuring local views and interests feature in national debate

* Royal Photographic Society *


The Royal Photographic Society, founded in 1853 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography',
a mission it continues to this day.

Membership is open to everyone interested in photography in the UK and throughout the world, be they amateur or professional, artist or scientist, young or old.

* Photographic Alliance of Great Britain *


The PAGB is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales

& Northern Ireland. It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations.

The PAGB organises national competitive photographic events for its Federations and for clubs.

It also offers other services such as Recorded Lectures to clubs and its own photographic Distinctions

(known as awards for photographic merit) direct to qualifying club members.

* Photographer's Rights *