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Photography as a Fine Art - Royal Festival Hall Exhibition - November 1961

It is 60 years ago this month since the first ever exhibition in the UK of Photography as a Fine Art was held in the Concert Suite at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Whilst photography had been recognized as a Fine Art by many galleries in USA, including The Eastman House and the Museum of Chicago, the “establishment” at the Royal Photographic Society in…


Added by Kelvin Jouhar on November 9, 2021 at 11:30 — No Comments

V-E Night Impression

This week sees the 75th Anniversary of VE, so I thought I would just post this picture called “ V-E Night Impression” which was taken by my Grandfather in a West End pub on VE night. The picture was subsequently displayed at The London Salon.

In his notes, he writes :- “ Created by ‘time and flash’ exposure. The camera held in one hand with the…


Added by Kelvin Jouhar on May 5, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Kelvin Jouhar 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…


Added by Kelvin Jouhar on June 14, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Kelvin Jouhar on November 1, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

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