The PEI Photo Club has undergone several incarnations. The first Camera Club, organized by Roland Taylor in 1937, was short-lived. With the help of Vic Runtz, Roland organized the Charlottetown Camera Club after the end of World War II and supported it for many years. The club currently presents an annual Roland Taylor Award in his honour. The club saw a new birth in 1982 as the Monday Night Club, but the name didn’t stick so the group called itself the PEI Photo Club.
Richard Carson writes: “The ‘pros’ like Carmen Paynter of the PEI Photo Lab, Rollie Taylor of Taylor’s Jewellers who sold Minoltas, and George Wotton were a great help to the members in the early years of the new club.”
Over the years, the Club has benefited from the membership of a Who’s-Who of Island business owners, teachers and commercial photographers, and today it is proud of the diversity of its members ranging from high school students to retirees, from those using point-and-shoot cameras to those who have invested in professional gear.
The 34th Annual PEI Photo Club Print Show opens at the Guild on June 8th. The photo club is grateful to all of the sponsors and volunteers who make this show possible.