Hugo van Wadenoyen - Promenade, Cheltenham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 53.933 W 002° 04.690
30U E 563426 N 5750193
Quick Description: This blue plaque, to Hugo van Wadenoyen, is attached to the front of a terrace of buildings on the north west side of the Promenade in Cheltenham.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 10:58:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMKH3N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 2

Long Description:

This (light) blue plaque tells us:

Cheltenham Civic Society

Hugo van Wadenoyen
1892 - 1959
had his studio here
1936 and 1956

Chltenham Camera Club

Wikipedia tells us about van Wadenoyen:

Hugo van Wadenoyen (1892 – 1 March 1959 in Cheltenham) was a British photographer, of Dutch origins. He lived in Cheltenham England, and was an influential figure in the long drawn-out genesis of British fine art photography, especially in the 1945–1965 period.

Van Wadenoyen led the "Combined Societies"; a progressive group of local photographic societies (Hereford, Wolverhampton, and Bristol) that, in 1945, broke away from the moribund Royal Photographic Society.

He undertook a series of instructional books on photography, published by the Focal Press.

Van Wadenoyen's book Wayside Snapshots (Focal Press, 1947) marked a decisive British break with Pictorialism in photography, was a brave early attempt to use the book format as a means of showing a photographer's personal pictures. Some of the book's fresh approaches to landscape strongly influenced Raymond Moore. Van Wadenoyen was also a mentor to Roger Mayne, involving Mayne in the Combined Societies group exhibitions between 1951 and 1955.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Cheltenham Civic Society

Individual Recognized: Hugo van Wadenoyen

Physical Address:
79 Promenade
Cheltenham, Glos United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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