DR. S.D.Jouhar  – FRPS  FPSA

(1901 – 1963)

About the Photographer

Dr. Sartaj Din Jouhar was a prolific amateur photographer from the 1930’s until his death in 1963. He was known within photographic circles simply as “The Doctor” and he lectured and exhibited widely.

In 1940 he became a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. In 1944 he was elected a Member of the London Salon of Photography, joining a select group of only approximately 30 members worldwide, at that time.

Jouhar was an early and outspoken advocate of photography as a Fine Art and he, together with other like-minded photographers of the time, founded the Photographic Fine Art Association in early 1961.

It’s first exhibition, entitled “Photography as a Fine Art”,  was held at the Royal Festival Hall in November 1961. The opening address was given by Jouhar, and he said  “Nowhere, to my knowledge, has there ever been an exhibition showing photography as a Fine Art in this country”

Some of his prints share a place with those from other famed photographers, in permanent collections. For example, his picture “Madrasi Fishermen” was the first colour print ever to be accepted into the Tyng Collection of the Royal Photographic Society in 1960.

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