Bundaberg Photographic Group Inc.
With time we often forget those who assisted the Club in the past.
Three Perpetual Trophies may help us remember.
Biography provided by Rob Cullen
Arthur "Mick" Reid,
Mick was awarded the APR Medal in 1969 and the honour ESFIAP in 1977 in recognition
of outstanding service to photography.
As a youngster he first dabbled in photography when he developed and printed films
exposed in a Box Brownie. His long association with Camera Clubs began when he was
a member of the committee formed to re-
When he moved to Toowoomba in 1960, he joined the Toowoomba Photographic Society
until 1962, when he transferred to Brisbane and became a stalwart of the Queensland
Colour Group. He was a committee member of this club for many years and held various
positions, including that of President.
From 1964 onwards, Mick also served on the Council of the Photographic Society of
Queensland, including a term as President of PSQ from 1972-
Mick was Editor for PSQ for 13 years -
In fact, there are few events of major photographic importance in Queensland that haven't had the benefit of Mick's assistance.
He was a Foundation Committee Member when BIDFEST (International Audio-
However, he still found time for an occasional judging, and his visits to Camera Club meetings were enjoyed by their members who held Mick in such high regard.
Mick’s final years were spent in Bundaberg as a member of the Bundaberg Photographic Group after meeting another Club member Roma Brown. They eventually married. Both supported the Bundaberg Club to a great extent and Roma (a nurse) was a Godsend to Mick in his final years of Motor Neurone Disease.
The Perpetual Trophy in Mick Reid’s name helps to remember his legacy to Photography and in particular the Bundaberg Photographic Group.
Rob was a young ‘single’ guy looking for a hobby to perhaps assist his ‘Painter and Decorator’ professional life.
He quickly became very active in the Club and served several years as Club President.
(2002, 2003 2004 ).
Rob set up his own darkroom at home and purchased a collection of junky enlarger parts with which he (amazingly) turned out exceptional prints.
The ‘Theme’ of his photography tendered towards Contemporary and Conceptual subject
matter (Hence the reason for his memorial trophy Competition subject “Contemporary”)
for which he became best known.
In the era of Colour Slides and B&W Prints this was often referred to as “Experimental” or “Creative”. Rob could photograph an egg and make it interesting.
It was a shock to Club members when cancer cut Rob’s life very short.
Kevin was ‘THE Club Secretary’ for many, many years. His white port of documents
always accompanied him to meetings. He never failed to prepare the screen and slide-
I believe Kev was a Fitter and Turner, loved the outdoors, always had a ‘billy’ boiled
and damper cooking any time the Club had an outing or a weekend camp. I can remember
one Easter camp at Maleny (c1980) when a severe storm hit our tents-
Kev never claimed to be a great photographer but his interests, of course, were with ‘Landscapes’ and any subject in the great outdoors. His camera was always a Pentax SLR.
“Kev, we really do appreciate your skill at organizing outings for us all.
We get to some dandy places and into some dandy situations, but we always manage to have so much fun wherever we go that who would miss whatever you have in store for us in the future? Thanks Kev.” Quote Maree Chappell 1982.