Handsworth Photographic Society, one of the oldest in the UK, will be returning to the venue where it first met 114 years ago when its exhibition In the Picture opens at Soho House Museum later this month.
The exhibition will draw together both old and new photographs of Handsworth and around Birmingham taken by members of the society. It will also include a collection of camera equipment that charts the
development of film photography from the 19th century to the present day. There will also be examples of “pin hole” cameras, guides on how to make them and a collection of images created with them.
Handsworth Photographic Society’s first ever meeting took place at Soho House Museum on February 7 1894. The main topic of the meeting was a lantern slide lecture given by an enterprising Icelandic explorer. The society now meets every Wednesday from September to June at Great Barr War Memorial Hall.
The exhibition will also feature free drop-in family craft activities.
Soho House is the former home of the industrialist Matthew Boulton and 2009 will mark the bicentenary of his death with a major exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and events at Soho House. For further information about events at Soho House visit www.bmag.org.uk or ring 0121 554 9122.