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"Reflecting The Society's interests across the art and science of photography Derek's background is from the science of traditional photography," says the Society. "For 33 years he worked for Kodak as a research scientist helping to develop products including colour films and papers. He retired in 2006."
Birch joined the Society in 1986 and has been active within its Imaging Science Group. He was Vice-President between 2011 and 2013 and has chaired the Science Committee.
"I am deeply honoured to have been elected president" comments Birch. "The Society has much to offer all photographers as well as supporting all aspects of imaging more widely. During my term as president I would like to build on the work of my predecessors and further enhance the Society's educational role through online learning and to expand the membership which will allow us to more fully realise our founding aim of promoting photography."
Birch will serve his term until 2015. You can read the full report here.
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