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Annual Exhibition of Pictorial Photography [41st]

DATES March 02, 1931 through March 31, 1931
COLLECTIONS Photography
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  • March 2, 1931 The 41st Annual Exhibition of the Members of the Department of Photography of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences opened to-day, Tuesday, March 3rd) to the public in the Print Gallery of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition consists of some two hundred prints done in several processes and covering a wide variety of subjects. The collection numbers some 200 prints.

    There was a private view yesterday for members of the Department of Photography and their guests. The show is on view for the rest of March but if last year's precedent is followed it will have to be held over, as the attendance is usually so large that such action is justified. It was found last year that the exhibition was particularly valuable to art teachers in high schools as it gave them an excellent opportunity to bring classes to study composition in light and shade.

    The Committee announces this year that an unusual feature resulting from the judging was that for the first time three of the exhibitors are newcomers who have been working at artistic photography for only a year, Usually the show consists entirely of people of long experience.

    This year's judges were Mr. Ira W. Martin, President of the P.P.A. and himself a Pictorial Photographer of note; Professor C. Hay Sprague, Lecturer on Fine and Applied Art, New York University and Mrs. Helen Appleton Read, Art Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 01-03_1931, 040.
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  • March 3, 1934 The oldest Photographic Club in America will have its Forty-fourth Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum soon. The members of the Photography Department of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences will show their recent work in the forty-fourth exhibition from March 6th through March 28th. This is one of the largest as well as one of the oldest group shows held in this part of the country. For the present exhibition 190 prints were submitted by the members, and of these prints 117 have been chosen for exhibition. There are thirty-eight exhibitors, all of whom rank as amateur photographers although their technical proficiency and the wide range of all processes indicates their interest in their work. There will be eight processes represented in the exhibition, including several that are rarely used among the usual run of photographers.

    A n new feature in this year’s exhibition will be the awarding of prize ribbons to meritorious prints by a selected jury of art critics and photographers. This committee consists of Mr. G. L. Briem, etcher and instructor; Frank R. Fraprie, F.R.F.S., of Boston, Pictorial photographer and publisher of the "American Photography" magazine; William Rittase, pictorial photographer of Philadelphia, and O. M. Torrington of Kennedy and Company, New York City. The awards made by this committee will be announced at the private view for exhibiting members and their friends, which will open the exhibition on Monday evening the 5th of March.

    The Department of Photography is one of the most popular Departments of the Institute and its members meet twice a month for programs of lectures on this art by leading authorities and pictorialists. The President of the organization is H. Richardson Cremer and the Secretary is John C. Tredwell. Besides these meetings there are a number of courses in-instruction offered for members. These courses include instruction in the rudiments of photography, advanced technique, and in the new medium of color photography.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 1934, 006.
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