International Exhibition 1946


Excerpt from the Warwick County News  25 May 1946.


Impressive Overseas Contribution
Solihull’s first International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography is an astonishing achievement; the more so when one remembers that a world war of incomparable magnitude concluded but a very few months ago. The 200 prints – selected by four of the most eminent judges of photography in this country from over 600 entries from the United Kingdom, USA, India, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Denmark and Sweden – are beautifully displayed in ‘salon’ style; behind glass and with specially installed lighting.
In addition to the 200 selected prints, the exhibition is further enriched by two loan collections. One of these is contributed by the judges, themselves, and the other consists of a collection of the superb photographs taken by Mr Martin Lindsay*, MP, on his Greenland Expedition before the war, and includes some magnificent snow scenes.
*Lindsay was the MP for Solihull. He had led the British Trans-Greenland Expedition in 1934 covering 1,050 miles on his sledge.