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Organisation: Photographic Convention of Great Britain, special interest society

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
Photographic Convention of Great Britain
Short name
Photographic Convention of Great Britain
Main area of activity
special interest society
Date of foundation
1885
Main period and nation of relevant activity
Notes
Organiser of a (mainly) annual convention of photographers from 1886 until 1935, held in various locations around the UK.
People linked to this organisation

BRIDGE, F.A.  (1841-1917) – officer, 1897

CEMBRANO, F.P., junior  (fl. 1890s) – officer, 1892

Events linked to this organisation

organiser: Photographic Convention (conference, Derby, Derbyshire, England, 12 August - 15 August 1886)

organiser: Photographic Convention (conference, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, 11 July 1892)

organiser: Photographic Convention (conference, Plymouth, Devon, England, 1893)

organiser: Photographic Convention (conference, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, 1897)

organiser: Photographic Convention (conference, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, July 1898)

References
Thomas Bedding (editor), The British Journal photographic almanac and photographer's daily companion 1898 (London: Greenwood & Co., 1897), p. 597

“The Photographic Convention was founded in 1885 for the advancement of photography, and to afford opportunities for personal intercourse and exchange of ideas amongst those interested in the art, from all parts of the United Kingdom. The Council of the Convention is empowered to make grants from the surplus funds under its control, in aid of photographic research.”

Colin Gordon, A richer dust: echoes from an Edwardian album (London: Elm Tree Books, 1978)
  –  pp. 132-169
Lucerna ID 1001006

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 July 2014

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