In 1924, was the first meeting of the Australian Salon of Photography

In 1924, was the first meeting of the Australian Salon of Photography

Harold Cazneaux, a founding member of the Sydney Camera Circle, arranged the first Australian Salon of Photography meeting in Sydney, 1924 at Monte Luke Studio.

In 1924, was the first meeting of the Australian Salon of Photography

From left to right: William Stewart White holding print, Monte Luke at easel, James Paton, Harold Cazneaux, Stanley William Eutropoe, Charles E. Wakeford, D’Arcy J. Webster with pipe, Sydney Ure Smith,  in front: J.G. McColl, Cecil Bostock.

Cazneaux joined the Photographic Society of New South Wales in 1907 and began showing his photographs at member exhibitions. Following the success of his work he was asked to hold a one-man exhibition (a first in Australia) in 1909.

In the following years he also exhibited successfully overseas and developed a growing reputation as a photographer and as a critic. In 1914 he won Kodak’s ‘Happy Moments’ contest and used the £100 as a deposit for a house in Roseville where he lived and from 1920 worked for the rest of his life. In 1916, along with a group of friends, he established the Sydney Camera Circle.

This wonderful image and signatures of the members present can be found in the National Gallery of Australia collection.

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