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Vancouver Photographic Society

1939 - 1948 - ?

The Vancouver Photographic Society was founded in Vancouver around 1939, when the group began having annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Society was affiliated with the Royal Photographic Society (England) and the Photographic Society of America.

For officers and members of the group refer to the 7th Annual Exhibition catalogue.

Exhibitions

DATE TITLE
1939 Sept. 26 - Oct. 8 VPS Group Exhibition
1940 June 4 - 23 1st International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1941 June 3 - 22 2nd International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1942 June 2 - 21 3rd International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1943 May 7 - 20 VPS Group Exhibition (119 photos)
1943 Oct. 22 - Nov. 14 4th International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1944 May 30 - June 18 VPS Group Exhibition (109 photos)
1944 Nov. 3 - 26 5th International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1945 May 29 - June 17 VPS Spring Group Exhibition (117 photos)
1945 July 3 - Aug. 22 VPS Solo Exhibition (24 photos)
1945 Aug. 14 - Sept. 2 VPS Group Exhibition: Kelly & Smith (31 photos)
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 6th International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1946 Oct. 22 - Nov. 10 7th International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1947 Nov. 4 - 23 8th International Vancouver Salon of Pictorial Photography
1948 May 11 - 30 VPS Group Exhibition (50 photos)

Notes: the 1938 exhibition had 138 photographs, the 1942 pictorial photography exhibition had 207 photographs; 1944 had 201 photographs; 1945 had 207 photographs; 1947 had 213 photographs.

References

Clippings

"Photographic Salon Praised" by (unknown)
     "332 camera studies selected from 1026 prints."
     Vancouver Daily Province, June 5, 1940

"Two Pictures Outstanding" by (unknown)
     News-Herald, June 7, 1940

"Photo exhibition attracts crowds." by (unknown)
     Vancouver Sun, June 8, 1940

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