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Leopold Hirsch - any information ?

Does anyone know anything about a photographer called Leopold Hirsch, who lived at 32, Belsize Park, NW3 some time during the 1950's ?Thank you very much.Continue

Started Jul 11, 2015

RPS "Visual Art Group" - when did this name change occur ?
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When did the RPS change the name of the "Pictorial Group" to the "Visual Art Group", and what prompted that change ?Thanks very much,Regards KelvinContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelvin Jouhar Jan 26, 2013.

Early Leica Postal Portfolios
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Does anyone have any interest in the history of the Leica Postal Portfolios that started in the mid to late 1930's ?  Were these portfolios one of the first widespread uses of the "miniature" camera…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Afzal Ansary May 30, 2011.

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Kelvin Jouhar replied to Laura Algar's discussion Kodak lecture service / Dennis Kemp
"My Grandfather, Dr.S.D.Jouhar FRPS FPSA (known in Photographic circles as “The Doctor”) was involved in the Kodak Lecture Service in the late 1950’s.  One of the lectures he produced was called “Making Exhibition…"

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Exhibition: Vintage Fine Art Photography, by S D Jouhar FRPS FPSA / London: 28th Sept to 25th Oct

On display from 28th Sept till 25th Oct at The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall will be 23 examples of SD Jouhar’s Fine Art Photography, all taken between approx. 1940 and 1960.

SD Jouhar was a strong advocate of Photography as a “Fine Art”, and there was considerable resistance to this idea amongst the “establishment” at the RPS during the 1950’s.  In 1961, SD Jouhar  and other like-minded photographers founded the Photographic Fine Art Association . Their definition of Fine…


Posted on September 25, 2018 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Manohar Aich - Indian bodybuilder dies - at 104 years old

You may not have seen, but last week Manohar Aich , the Indian bodybuilder died at the remarkable age of 104. He was known as the 'Pocket Hercules', as he was under 5 feet tall, but his feats were legendary and he won Mr Universe in 1952.

I mention this because when he came to London in 1952 he stayed with my Grandfather S.D.Jouhar, who took a series of pictures of…


Posted on June 14, 2016 at 19:00

London Photograph Fair... 8th November

Only a week till the London Photograph Fair which is next Sunday, 8 November, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury. There will be a lot of exhibitors selling vintage photographs and albums. I will be displaying about 35 of my Grandfather S.D.Jouhar's original black and white prints dating from approx. 1940 to 1960.  You can see some examples at…


Posted on November 1, 2015 at 21:30

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