Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest[1, 2, 3, 4]



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  • Name Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest  
    • VARIANT NAME: Pacific Northwest Photographers Association.
    Gender Unknown 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1900?-  BC, ID, MT, OR, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Wadds, George Thomas (Relationship: Member; President) 
    Association Hacking, Frederick Louis (Relationship: Member; Vice-President for BC) 
    Association Vinson, Valient Vivian (Relationship: Member; President) 
    Association Gibson, Wilfred (Relationship: Member) 
    Person ID I779  Camera Workers | P, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Club.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to a series of articles in the Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser during the association's 1910 conference in Vancouver, this professional association was organized in 1900. The Vancouver conference marked the first time the group met in British Columbia. Members came from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and BC. Due to the death of association's president, F.G. Abell, two weeks before the conference, Vancouver portrait photographer G.T. Wadds assumed the presidency and was succeeded during the conference by the election of his colleague V.V. Vinson as president, who was also the "official representative to the convention from British Columbia" (Daily News-Advertiser, 2 Aug 1910, p. 10). Also elected as vice-president for BC at the conference was F.L. Hacking. The conference was held in the Dominion Hall on Pender St. and the public was able to view photographs there on 5 Aug 1910.

      Its 1923 conference was held in Victoria and Wilfred Gibson was lauded for his organizational capabilities.

  • Sources 
    1. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 10, 2 Aug 1910.
      "Photographers of Northwest Gather"

    2. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 7, 5 Aug 1910.
      "Photos for an Official Exhibit"

    3. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 3, 6 Aug 1910.
      "Best Convention City"

    4. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 5, 1 Sep 1923.
      "Society Creates Reserve Fund"