Dennis Arden Photography
DENNIS ARDEN APPSA. HON FPPSA.

I STARTED MY TRAINING IN PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN APPRENTICE WITH LEON LEVSON, A LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER IN JOHANNESBURG.
AT THE END OF THIS PERIOD I WENT TO LONDON OVERLAND TO FUTHER MY TRAINING .WITH THE PICTURES TAKEN ON THE JOURNEY I APPLIED AND WAS AWARDED AN ASSOCIATESHIP WITH THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS.
I ATTENDED THE REGENT STREET POLYTECHNIC FOR A ONE YEAR COURSE IN ADVANCED COLOUR PHOTGRAPHY. MY NEXT PROJECT WAS TO ENROLL AT St. MARTIN'S SCHOOL OF ART TO GET A MORE COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTNDING OF FINE ART.
I WORKED IN LONDON AND EUROPE FOR VARIOUS COMPANIES , INCLUDING VERITY PRESS FEATURES, SIDNEY BARTON P. R. AS WELL AS IN GERMANY AND ITALY FOR A BOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY.
DURING THIS PERIOD I DID A GREAT DEAL OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SHORT BROTHERS AS WELL AS HARLAND AND PERCIVAL PROCTER .
AFRICA CALLED ME BACK AND I RETURNED TO JOHANNESBURG AND OPENED MY OWN STUDIO WORKING FOR MANY ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL COMPANIES.
MY FIRST ONE MAN SHOW WAS FROM PICTURES TAKEN ON AN ASSIGNMENT TO PERU FOR VARIG AIR LINES ENTITLED: THE FACE OF PERU AT THE PENTAX GALLERY 1980. I HAVE EXHIBITED IN MANY GROUP SHOWS, THE LAST BEING: REALITY AND BEOND AT THE BENSUSAN MUSEUM 2009.
I ACHIEVED TOP AWARDS AT THE FUJI PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS IN 2006 AND 2007.
THE 2008 SONY PROPHOTO AWARDS , GOLD SILVER AND BRONZE.

ASSOCIATE OF THE BIPP 1952
ASSOCIATE OF THE PPSA 1961
ASSOCIATE OF THE PSSA 1966
HON.FELLOW OF THE PPSA 2000
PAST PRESIDENT PPSA

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