Conflict to Celebrity: A Seminar with Stanley Matchett
Friday 10th May, 3pm - 5pm
Stanley Matchett is enjoying a rich, fulfilling and certainly diverse photography career. From documenting the civil rights march in Derry, also known as ‘Bloody Sunday' in 1972, to the World Cup football finals in Madrid as well as extensive coverage of Prince Charles and Diana’s Royal Wedding, Stanley has seen and photographed it all.
Join him in store as he presents an informative, enjoyable talk for those who want to improve their photographic skills, with time at the end to answer any questions you may have.
He will start with a digital presentation of the vast array of his assignments including News, Sport, Personalities and Feature Essays. For the second portion of the seminar, Stanley is keen to talk about your pictures; giving tips on how to transform a straight, perhaps boring image into an eye catching shot, for he believes knowing your way round your camera is only 30% of the process.
For over forty years, Stanley Matchett has been at the pinnacle of the photographic profession in Northern Ireland. During an outstanding career he has photographed presidents and prime ministers, politicians and personalities, prominent in many walks of life.
Distinguishing himself as a news photographer, his image of the then Fr. Edward Daly, waving his bloodstained handkerchief, as one of the thirteen dead victims is carried behind, has been hailed by The Sunday Times as the iconic picture of ‘Bloody Sunday’ and has been repeatedly published nationally and internationally. Full size copies of the pictures are also displayed in the Irish History section of several prestigious museums, making it by far, the most widely published picture of his career.
An M.B.E. was awarded in the 2003 New Years Honours list, for services to Photo Journalism. He was the first Irish Press Photographer to achieve this commendation. He also holds a Fellowship in the Royal Photographic Society and an Honorary Fellowship with the British Institute of Professional Photography.