Photography and Art

Press Release: Taking Part - Exhibition by Image 17

21 July 2012

The Olympic Torch makes it way to Waltham Forest today. To mark this special occassion, Image17 have installed a large-scale photography exhibition inspired by residents of the borough at Walthamstow Central Library. The exibition, called Taking Part, depicts local grass roots sports groups right across Waltham Forest and has been commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest. So please visit and share with others, and we hope you enjoy it.

Taking Part, an exhibition by Image17, a collective of 13 photographers.

Walthamstow Central Library

21 July - 16 September 2012



Claire Byrne, Dan Green, Fabien Ho, Jo Sealy, Katherine Green, Mark Burton, Matt Scandrett, Matt Thompson, Nicola Tree, Paul Greenleaf, Paula Smith, Simon Warren and Udall Evans.


Walthamstow Library High Street Walthamstow E17 7JN

Tel 020 8496 3189

Opening Times

Monday, 9am-7pm

Tuesday, 9am-7pm

Wednesday, 9am-7pm

Thursday, 9am-7pm

Friday, 9am-7pm

Saturday, 9am-6pm

Sunday, 10am-4pm

See www.image17.co.uk for details.

Images: Claire Byrne, Ascham Bowmen Archery Club, 2011 and Paul Greenleaf, Cowley Boys FC, 2011


Mini News

22 November 2012: Sigma 18-250mm now available in Sony's A-Mount

Sigma Imaging UK Ltd has announced that the 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM lens is now available at a suggested retail price of £499.99. Sigma's APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens will shortly be available in Sony's A-Mount for a suggested retail price of £1499.99.


17 October 2012: Firmware update for Sony NEX 7 v1.01

Sony NEX firmware update provides the following;

  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.

Visit the link: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Firmware updates are also available for the a77, a65, and a57.


15 October 2012: Purchase Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra wide angle lens and claim FREE 77mm UV DG filter

From Monday 15th October 2012, Sigma Imaging UK Ltd are introducing a short term special offer that enables anyone who purchases Sigma’s multi-award winning 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra-wide angle lens to claim a FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter worth over £60!

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