Our association was founded in 1933 by a Saint John NB photographer named Harold des Climo. He was responsible for inviting professional photographers across the Maritimes to join forces to look out for their best interests. Some of the first things they established were legislation to license fees against the itinerant photographer, and the ability to bring photography equipment not made in Canada into the country free of duty. This group of professionals promoted a spirit of goodwill and fellowship among members, and as a group they were able to bring in educational speakers that were at the top of their fields. Education, legislation for copyright, goodwill and fellowship has continued to be the focus of the PPOC Atlantic. We are always striving to learn and develop, especially as the digital age is still rapidly changing our field.
Photo from the first convention held at The Charlottetown Hotel in 1934.
Here we are at our 75th Anniversary Celebration Convention at The Charlottetown Hotel in 2008.