Vale Lee Bickford
Lee Bickford was a person of taste, passion and talent. She joined the Western Australian Camera Club in 2010 and contributed strongly to the organisation over almost a decade.
Lee served for a period on the management committee of the club and later for many years as the club’s co-ordinator of judges. In the latter role, Lee came to know many of the leading photographers in Perth and in the WA camera club movement and tirelessly engaged their services much to the benefit of our club’s members.
Her own photographic art achieved success in numerous competitions over the years. Lee especially combined her photography with a love of travel. Street photography became a hallmark of her work. Lee’s pictures of places as varied as Italy, Spain and the USA earned accolades and high regard as did her often quirky portraits and nature images.
A cultured person, Lee’s interests also extended to choral singing and literature. She showed a great depth of humanity on many of the big issues of our times and was always wonderful company. Her enthusiasm and enjoyment of life was contagious, her skills abundant and her determination and courage exemplary. She will be an immense loss to all of us who knew and admired her.