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Opening of the members' annual exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society

01 September 1953


Canberra Times

1926 –

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    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    01 September 1953
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    gelatin silver photograph
    11.0 x 15.3 cm image; 11.4 x 15.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Dated c. verso, pencil "1st Sept. 1953".

    National Art Archive. Gift of Paul Mallard 1977
    Not on display
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    © Unknown photographer

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  • About

    The Canberra Photographic Society was founded in 1945. Christopher S. Christian was an early member, as was the High Commissioner for Ceylon J. Aubrey Martensz, shown from left in this photograph. The 'Australasian Photo-Review' reported in October 1953: "Members and friends were treated to a very entertaining evening at the Annual General Meeting by guest judges and critics, Messrs. S. Woodward-Smith and Henri Mallard. Afterwards, we had wished that a tape recorder had been employed so that Mr. Woodward-Smith’s dissertation on our color slides could be played back when the slides are screened each night during the currency of the annual exhibition. The Society’s “Print of the Year”, judged by Mr. Henri Mallard, was awarded to C.S. Christian’s picture, "Summer Holiday". Seven other prints were designated as honors prints; these were the work of C.L. Leslie, C.S. Christian and A. Redpath. Our congratulations to C.S. Christian and commiserations to C.L. Leslie, who has been runner-up for three consecutive years."

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