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Fourth Chicago International Photographic Salon


Fourth Chicago International Photographic Salon

July 21 to October 9, 1932, The Art Institute of Chicago

In offering the Fourth Chicago International Photographic Salon to the art loving public, the Chicago Camera Club is conscious of its obligation, not only to offer an exhibition of merit as fine art, but also to show the forward strides of photography. This is the first time that pictures in natura colors, produced entirely by photographic processes are shown. Photography has taken its place among the fine arts, since it was demonstrated that pictures such as these are not merely mechanical reproductions. Something of the imagination and soul of the artist has been put into them. This Salon contains much of impressionism expressionism and modernism. To claim that photography is purely mechanica and therefore not a fine art, is equivalent to denying the artistic merit of music produced upon the piano or organ because of the mechanica means of producing the tone.
During the entire thirty years of its existence, the Chicago Camera Club has taken a foremost Part in the encouragement and Promotion of photography as a fine art and the development of the various new processes. This Salon is its twenty-ninth annual exhibit and its Fourth International Salon. It is the work of the best pictorial workers of seven-teen countries, as selected by a competent jury of national reputation from many hundreds of prints offered.
The Chicago Camera Club wishes herewith to express its deepest appreciation to the artists, so liberal with their talent and devotion to the art, to the jury so magnanimous with their time and experience and to the Directors and Officers of the Art Institute whose sponsorship and cooperation have made it possible to present this exhibition for the pleasurable enjoyment of the great art loving public of Chicago.

Source: Catalog of this exhibition, page 2. Exhibition Page