|About City of London & Cripplegate Photographic Society|
Cripplegate Photographic Society was founded way back in 1899 by the Cripplegate Institute as an extension to it's photography evening classes.
On March 17th 1899 the British Journal of Photography reported: "Cripplegate Photographic Society. This Society held its first Lantern Night on Monday. It is matter for congratulation that the members turned up in full force with their friends. A very successful meeting was held - the slides on the whole being above the average. The next meeting is fixed for Monday, 10th April when Mr A. Horsley Hinton will give his well-known lecture on 'Practical Pictorial Photography.' Early application is recommended for tickets. Seats will be reserved at 6d - obtainable from Mr. Alfred T. Ward, Hon. Secretary, Cripplegate Institute, Golden Lane, E.C."
Since then photography has gone, technically, from glass plates to the iPhone. Artistically it is no longer imitating painting, but is an artistic medium in it's own right.
Today we are a vibrant, active Photographic Society with over 50 members and an ambitious programme of talks. We also hold competitions and exhibitions which all members can join in. By attending the talks, by socialising with other members, and by joining in our events, you can improve your photography for little cost.