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Indie photographic retailer turns fifty!

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Harrison Cameras has been a mainstay on London Road for as long as I can remember, and this year sees them celebrate their 50th anniversary. My first experiments with a Diana F+ Lomo camera took me through Harrison’s doors because they were the only place locally that would develop 120 film. That was more than ten years ago and I can still recall being dazzled by the sparkly lights and shiny photographic equipment while I waited to receive the results of my creative endeavours.

Their story began when they opened in 1972. Company founder Ron Harrison built the business from the ground up with limited resources and a wealth of experience. Since then, the family-run indie retailer has more than stood the test of time and become renowned throughout the city and beyond for its exceptional service, high-quality products and top-notch second-hand department.

To mark fifty fabulous years, Harrison’s are hosting a four-day celebration featuring in-store activities with Canon, Fujifilm, OM System, Panasonic and more. Special items will be auctioned off to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and there’ll be workshops and talks, including a headline talk and photowalk with acclaimed photographer Sean Tucker.

Everyone is welcome to join the celebrations happening from 2 - 5 September, and you can find the full listings for all events and activities on their website and social media channels. Say cheese!

by Felicity Jackson (she/her)

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