The passing of an industry friend.

 
Dianne Davies photographed by Paula McManus

Dianne Davies photographed by Paula McManus

Australian amateur photography has been mourning the passing of one of it's most charming and enthusiastic participants, Dianne Davies. Dianne had been battling cancer, and complications from a reduced immune system has taken it's toll, she passed August 26th surrounded by her family.

Dianne embodied the camera club spirit, she threw her everything into the craft of photography and camaraderie of the clubs. Clubs and associations only work when people, like Dianne, show up smiling, ready to participate.

We wish strength and fond memories to all who were close to Dianne.

With love from the Atkins Family.

Below is a video prepared by Paul McManus that beautifully illustrates Dianne's zest for life.

Last Friday I said a forever goodbye to my bestie, Dianne Davies. Di was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in June 2015. Lots of treatments, lots of hos...