Sunday, 15 August 2010

Michael Huggan’s Photographic Exhibition in Alton Opened by Dr Mike Maloney OBE

Alton Town Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor David Willoughby and Mrs Margaret Willoughby, as well as the former president of the Royal Photographic Society, John Page, attended the grand opening of Michael Huggan’s ‘Wildlife and Wild Places’ photographic exhibition

Mike Maloney with Michael HugganLeft to right: Mike Maloney with Michael Huggan

Alton, Hampshire – ‘Wildlife and Wild Places’, the latest photographic exhibition of distinguished and award-winning wildlife photographer, Michael Huggan, was officially opened by Dr Mike Maloney OBE on 6th August 2010. The free exhibition is being held at The Allen Gallery in Alton, Hampshire, until 5pm 28th August 2010.

Dr Mike Maloney OBE, Britain’s most decorated press photographer, was delighted to have been invited to open the exhibition by Michael Huggan ARPS (Royal Photographic Society Associate with Distinction) whom he said in his opening speech, was the best wildlife photographer he knows.

Alton Town Mayor and Mayoress with Michael HugganAlton Town Mayor and Mayoress with Michael Huggan

The exhibition is called ‘Wildlife and Wild Places’ because Michael’s photography has grown from purely wildlife to everything that surrounds it. It includes stunning photographs taken in Africa, India, America and the Camargue in France, of not only the wildlife but also the locations, people and their environment.

Dr Mike Maloney OBE, in his opening address, said:

“When you commission Michael Huggan, you know you will receive a higher standard of image than most photographers can achieve. Michael really understands how to capture that perfect shot.”

Also on display was Michael Huggan’s 2011 calendar, considered by Dr Mike Maloney to be the best wildlife calendar he had ever seen.

‘Wildlife and Wild Places’ is now on at The Allen Gallery, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW Tel 0845 603 5635, until 5:00pm Saturday 28 Aug 2010. Admission is free.

Michael Huggan, Wildlife Photographer
About Michael Huggan
Long-time Nikon user and Royal Photographic Society Associate with Distinction (ARPS), Michael Huggan lives in Four Marks, Hampshire. His photographic experience covers a wide range of subjects but he is most well known for his wildlife work, for which he has won many awards including a gold medal from the Royal Photographic Society and a bronze medal from the Photographic Society of America. His limited edition and exhibition-range framed pictures, note cards and his 2011 calendar can be viewed and purchased from

For more information, please contact:
Michael Huggan, ARPS
Michael Huggan Photography
Cranford House
Alton Lane, Four Marks
GU34 5AJ

+44(0)7860 280097

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