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EPS Members

Alexander Wilson Hill JP

1867-1949

 

Background

Banking and Photography

A W Hill was born in Girvan in 1867  He became a Bank Manager with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, working for a time at Lochboisdale in South Uist.  After dabbling in painting in the 1880s, he turned to photography in the 1890s. 

He exhibited widely across Europe receiving numerous trophies and awards. He became a longstanding member of Edinburgh Photographic Society.

[A Companion Guide to Photography in the National Galleries of ScotlandPubl. Trustees of NGS, 2001].

 

Teaching

Boroughmuir Commercial Institute

A W Hill taught photography at the Boroughmuir Commercial Institute in Edinburgh.  The Press reported in 1932 that the Edinburgh photographer, Edward Roper Yerbury,

"was awarded a prize in the Johnson competition for flashlight photographs in the recent London Exhibition with a portrait of the teacher of his class, Mr AW Hill, taken during a lesson in flashlight photography"

 

EPS Exhibitions

Awards

A W Hill had many of his photographs accepted in Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibitions.  Here are some of the awards that he received.

1905

EPS Open Exhibition

Medal for print: 'Mo Nighean'

1918

EPS Open Exhibition

Honourable Mention for print:  'Bos'n'

1919

EPS Open Exhibition

Honourable Mention for print: 'Greyfriars'

'One Man Exhibition'

In the 1920s, Edinburgh Photographic Society staged several 'One Man Exhibitions' in their premises.

A W Hill's prints were on display from 31 March to 12 April 1924.

Later Exhibitions

A W Hill's continued to exhibit.  His print, "Crail", was selected for the EPS Open Exhibition, 1937.

He was one of the Judges (Selectors) for:

  -  the EPS Members' Exhibition, 1933

  -  the EPS Open Exhibition, 1938.

 

 

European Exhibitions

Bromoil Transfer Print

The book 'A Companion Guide to Photography in the National Galleries of Scotland' includes a reproduction of a bromoil transfer print by A W Hill, exhibited in Paris in 1926.

This is one of many prints (including a large number of Hill & Adamson Prints) that were donated by Edinburgh Photographic Society to the National Galleries of Scotland in 1987.

 

EPS Lectures

A W Hill gave several lectures Edinburgh Photographic Society:

15 Jan 1930

Lecture
to EPS

Bromoil
(with demonstration)

17 Dec 1930

Lecture
to EPS

New Simplified Bromoil Process
(with demonstration)

7 Oct 1931

Lecture
to EPS

The Camera

12 Oct 1932

Lecture
to EPS

Bromoil Transfer
(with demonstration)

20 Dec 1933

Lecture
to EPS

Enlarging
(with demonstration)

5 Dec 1934

Lecture
to EPS

Bromoil  and Bromoil Transfer

20 Nov 1935

Lecture
to EPS

Landscape Photography

7 Feb 1937

Technical Lecture
to EPS Practical Section

The Bromoil Transfer

8 Nov 1944

Lecture
to EPS Practical
Photography Section

Bromoil & Transfer

 

Edinburgh Society of Professional Photographers

A W Hill was an amateur phtographer, but on  3 November 1930, he gave a lecture to the Edinburgh Society of Professional Photographers, entitled: 'On the Oleobrom Process'.

He described Oleobrom as

"a simple and practical method of making oil prints, devised by Messrs Wellington & Ward; a process that can be done without the special training that is required for making bromoil prints."

 

EPS Members

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks