Edinburgh Photographic Society

The Edinburgh Photographic Society is a photographic society based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1861.[1] The society awards medals annually to photographers of excellence.[2][3]

38 North Castle Street, the Society's first owned building

It began in a small back room at 81 South Bridge in rivalry to the more formal Photographic Society of Scotland. In the first year the regular meetings were held at the Queen Street Hall (6 Queen Street) before moving to the National Bible Society Halls at 5 St Andrew Square. Not until 1892 did they acquire their own premises; 38 North Castle Street.[4]

Notable MembersEdit

Honorary members included Fox Talbot, Sir David Brewster, Lyon Playfair, Piazzi Smyth and George Shadbolt.


  1. ^ British journal of photography. Henry Greenwood & Co., Ltd. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (1865). The Photographic journal. p. 69. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh International 2010 Awards" (PDF). Edinburgh Photographic Society. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  4. ^ "History – Edinburgh Photographic Society".
  5. ^ "Photographs exhibited by: l'Amy, John Ramsay (@f167-1892)".

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