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Výstavní síň klubu Boston Camera Club, Bromfield St. 50, asi 1893

Boston Camera Club je amatérská fotografická organizace v Bostonu, Massachusetts. Společnost byla založena v roce 1881 a nabízí aktivity společného zájmu amatérských fotografů. Členové se schází jednou týdně a klub je otevřený pro veřejnost.

Historie[editovat | editovat zdroj]

Klub, dnes známý jako Boston Camera Club, byl založen 7. října 1881 v Bostonu jako Boston Society of Amateur Photographers, čímž se stal druhým nejstarším nepřetržitě existujícím amatérský fotoklubem ve Spojených státech.[1] Mezi zakladatele patřil Charles Henry Currier a založil jej společně s Johnem H. Thurstonem[2][3]

Prominentní členové[editovat | editovat zdroj]

Mezi významnými členy klubu byli například Emma J. Fitz;[4] pionýrka fotografie Emma D. Sewall (1836–1919);[5] Alexander Graham Bell, Prof. Charles R. Cross (1848–1921)[6] a vynálezce závěrky Francis Blake junior (1850–1913);[7] malířka Sarah Jane Eddy (1851–1945);[8] astronomové Percival Lowell (1855–1916)[9] a William Henry Pickering (1858–1938); malířka, fotografka a Bostonská patronka umění Sarah Choate Sears (1858–1935); Wilfred A. French, vydavatel a editor Photo-Era; továrník George Edward Cabot (1861–1946); fotograf a nakladatel Fred Holland Day (1864–1933);[10][11][12] Frank Roy Fraprie (1874–1951); Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial sochař Leonard Craske (1882–1950); učitel Adolf Fassbender (1884–1980); malíř Emil Gruppé (1896–1978); secesní fotograf a akvarelista Eleanor Parke Custis (1897–1983);[13][14] a vynálezce stroboskopu Harold E. Edgerton (1903–1990).

Členkou Boston Camera Clubu se stala v roce 1892 Sarah Choate Sears a její krásné portréty a zátiší upoutaly pozornost kolegy bostonského fotografa Freda Hollanda Daye.

Galerie[editovat | editovat zdroj]

Odkazy[editovat | editovat zdroj]

Reference[editovat | editovat zdroj]

  1. Nejstarší nepřetržitě fungujícím amatérským fotoklubem v USA je fotografická společnost ve Filadelfii Photographic Society of Philadelphia (http://www.phillyphotosociety.com), která byla založena 1862. Vůbec první americký amatérský fotoklub byl Amateur Photographic Exchange Club, New York City, založený 1861, ale existující pouze do roku 1863.
  2. Polito. str. 171. From the late 19th to nearly the end of the 20th century, Bromfield Street was Boston's prime camera retail district
  3. Ronald Polito, editor. A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839–1900. Picton Press. Camden ME. 1993. Charles Henry Currier was a Boston professional photographer. Polito. str. 48.
  4. "Miss Emma J. Fitz". In: Richard Hines, Jr. "Women and Photography". The American Amateur Photographer. Vol. 11. No. 3. March 1899. p. 122-123.
  5. Abbie Sewall. Message through Time: The Photographs of Emma D. Sewall, 1836–1919. Harpwell Press. Gardiner ME. 1989. 104p.
  6. Charles R. Cross is believed to have taught the first electrical engineering course in the United States, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1882–1883.
  7. A portrait of, and a photo by, Francis Blake is in: Polito. Facing p.497. Wealthy as a result of his telephone and other inventions, Blake is believed to have substantially helped the club financially in its early years.
  8. "Miss Sarah J. Eddy". In: Richard Hines, Jr. "Women and Photography". The American Amateur Photographer. Vol. 11. No. 3. March 1899. p. 121-122. Eddy was a friend of Susan B. Anthony, and painted portraits of both her (1901 or 1902) and Frederick Douglass.
  9. Clark's Boston Blue Book. 1895.
  10. An interesting artifact is a photograph copy of a circa-1891 receipt for $15 membership dues from Fred Holland Day, signed by club treasurer F. Alcott Pratt. Collection Boston Camera Club.
  11. Polito. Op. cit. Entry for Norwood, Massachusetts. p. 397.
  12. Fred Holland Day judged at least one exhibition at the Boston Camera Club, in 1906. Fanning. p.157.
  13. Jack Wright. "PSA Personalities: Eleanor Parke Custis, FPSA". Journal of the Photographic Society of America. Vol. 11 No. 10. December 1945. p. 549-550.
  14. Eleanor Parke Custis, 1897–1983: Retrospective Exhibition, May 24 - June 21, 1986. James R. Bakker Antiques, 370 Broadway, Cambridge MA. Circa 1986.

Literatura[editovat | editovat zdroj]

  • "New Dark Room for Boston Camera Club". Boston Daily Globe. October 7, 1890. p. 4.
  • Catherine Weed Barnes. "The Boston Fifth Annual Joint Exhibition". The American Amateur Photographer. Vol. IV No. 6. June 1892. p. 259-264.
  • "Caught from the Sun: Marvellous Work in Photography by the Members of the Boston Camera Club at Their Exhibition". Boston Daily Globe. January 7, 1892. p. 10.
  • Benjamin Kimball. "The Boston Camera Club". New England Magazine. 1893. p. 185-205.
  • "Studies in Classic Poses: Strong Exhibition of Photos Made at the Boston Camera Club Rooms". Boston Daily Globe. March 9, 1898. p. 7.
  • "Mr. Latimer Expresses His Views Somewhat at Length". Pictorial Photography in America, 1921. Pictorial Photographers Association. 1920. p. 12-13.
  • Wilfred A. French. "Exposure Guides and Experience". Photo-era. 1920. Relates anecdote about noted Boston photographer James Wallace Black interacting with club members during a club excursion on Washington Street, Boston in the 1880s.
  • Whit Hillyer. "Six Prints from Boston: Progressive Schedules Crowded with Events at the Back Bay Clubhouse Add to the Impressive Record of the Boston Camera Club's Sixty-five Year History". (American Camera Clubs: Number 13). Popular Photography. March 1946. p. 40-41, 154. With photos by club members Harold Elliot, Frank R. Fraprie, Arthur Hammond, H. B. Hills, Frankiln I. Jordan, Barbara Standish. The club's 351A Newbury Street address was in the Back Bay section of Boston.
  • Peter Pollack. The Picture History of Photography: From the Earliest Beginnings to the Present Day. Abrams, New York. 1958.
  • Elizabeth F. Cleveland and Daniel D. R. Charbonnet. "Honoring Camera Clubs, No. 14: Boston Camera Club Centennial". Photographic Society of America Journal (PSA Journal). Vol. 47 No. 10. October 1981. p. 32.

Boston Camera Club - publikace[editovat | editovat zdroj]

  • Boston Camera Club. Records. Volume 1, 1881–1896. Volume 2, 1897–1929, two paginations. Volume 3, 1929–1942. [Etc.] Boston Athenaeum. Boston MA.
  • Boston Camera Club. Notice of First Meeting. February 3, 1887.
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Religious, etc. Corporations / Certificate of Organization under Massachusetts Public Statutes Chapter 115, Section 4 etc. February 25, 1887.
  • Third Annual Joint Exhibition of Photographs. The Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, The Photographic Society of Philadelphia, Boston Camera Club. 1889.
  • Catalogue of Exhibits at the Fifth Annual Joint Exhibition of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, Society of Amateur Photographers of New York and the Boston Camera Club at the Boston Camera Club, May 2 to May 7, 1892.
  • Boston Camera Club. Catalogue: Photographs: Boston Camera-Club, by the Courtesy of the Boston Art Club at Their Galleries. Circa 1892. (Fifth annual exhibition of Photographic Society of Philadelphia, Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, and BCC.) Harvard University. Fine Arts Library.
  • Sixth Annual Exhibition. Photographic Society of Philadelphia, Society of Amateur Photographers of New York, Boston Camera Club, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 1893.
  • Catalogue of the Seventh Annual Competitive Exhibition by Members of the Boston Camera Club: At Their Club-rooms, 50 Bromfield Street, Boston, April, 1895.
  • Boston Camera Club. Constitution, By-Laws and Rules. 1896.
  • Boston Camera Club. Exhibition catalog and booklet. 1900.
  • The Year Book. 1900. (Officers, members, club rules, diagram of club rooms.) Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art. Microfilm reel 4858, frames 517-525.
  • Catalogue of the Third (First International) Salon. Boston Art Club; Boston Camera Club. 1934.
  • Boston Camera Club. The Reflector (newsletter). Various issues (incomplete). First issue Vol. 1. February 1938.
  • Boston Salon of Photography (from 1953 on called Boston International Exhibition of Photography). Various catalogs. [Incomplete]. 12th Salon 1943 through 43rd Exhibition 1981. Collection Boston Camera Club.

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