The East Anglian Federation

The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over a 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having Currently 129 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4500 individual members, the EAF is now the largest federation in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway.

The EAF's objectives are:


  • to promote the advancement of photography by facilitating contacts and exchange of opinion between members of one society and another
  • to promote exhibitions and competitions, to maintain a list of photographic judges and lecturers and organise courses, workshops and events which may be of service to member societies and thus their individual members


Photography is of course a hobby and although serious, must be fun too. We are known as a warm, friendly and welcoming Federation, where anyone interested in photography whether as raw beginners or amateurs of international renown can learn from fellow photographers and develop their photographic skills,


A list of current Member Clubs and Societies is available on this site, together with details of who to contact if you would like to visit or join any of them. Alternatively, if there is not a club near you and you along with a few like minded photographers would like to form a club, but would like some help, then please feel free to contact the Hon. General Secretary and/or other Members of the Federation’s Committee.


The EAF's affairs are run by the Executive Committee drawn from all parts of the Federation area (full details within this site), who voluntarily and freely give much time and effort to ensure that a range of activities is available to its member clubs and their individual members, including:


  • Inter Club Print and Projected Image Competitions
  • Annual Exhibition
  • Judges Workshops for aspiring new and experienced judges
  • Judges & Lecturers List
  • Club Directory
  • Digital Portfolio of images accepted in the Annual Exhibition available for a club evening
  • A Newsletter known as The Bulletin circulated to clubs and their members twice a year, containing the results of Competitions, details of the Annual Exhibition and Events, together with other articles and items of general interest to members.

Through the EAF's membership of the PAGB it gains access to:


  • National lists of Judges and Lecturers
  • Insurance facilities for clubs and their members
  • Individual Awards for Photographic Merit and Meritorious Service
  • Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographic (FIAP) Awards
  • National and International Exhibitions and Competitions

This is merely an introduction, please explore the site further for more detailed information.


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