of EPS Members' photographs, circulating between EPS Members, for comment
and criticism, have played an important part in the Society's activities.
Group Meetings were usually held at the start of the season, to allow old
and new Portfolio Group Members to meet and discuss how the Portfolios
would operate. Portfolios would then circulate amongst members for
comments to be written against each photograph in the Portfolio by each
have been circulating amongst the EPS Members for most of the time since
1929, and possibly earlier. In some years, there have been different
Portfolios for 'New Members' and for 'Advanced Workers'
Fraser, EPS Member, photographer, artist, poet, was the Portfolio
Secretary from 1941 until 1962.
joined a Portfolio, then being run by Elizabeth Simpson, in 1964 shortly
after I joined EPS. We met to discuss the portfolio in an impressive
room that I remember well in Elizabeth's house in Edinburgh's New Town.
that the EPS Portfolios were no longer operating around the 1980s, though
some EPS Members, including Gracie Alison, John Robb and Philip Caplan
were invited to join the Zodiac Portfolio which circulated around Britain
between a number of RPS Members.
were re-introduced into EPS with encouragement from Chris Morris and
others in in the early 1990s. It was named the 'Phoenix
Portfolio' . It continued to circulate probably until around the
late 1990s. If anybody finds it now, please let
e-mail me to let me know. It should contain a large book of my
photographs of 'Edinburgh at Work' that I have not seen for several
Below is a
list of the Portfolio Group Meetings that I have found listed in the EPS