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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.
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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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…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2021 at 11:30
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…Continue
Posted on May 5, 2020 at 18:00
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…Continue
Posted on September 25, 2018 at 19:00 — 1 Comment
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…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2016 at 19:00