True to Life Likeness: A History of Vincent’s Studio, Dubbo
Vincent’s Studio was a photographic studio that operated in Dubbo and region from the early 1900s to the late 1970s. Before phone cameras and social media, photographic studios played a crucial role within a community, documenting and producing photographs of weddings, debutante balls, engagements, couples,nurses, service personnel, elected officials, sporting teams, portraits, passport photographs, families, children, babies, and assorted buildings. The collection of negatives, logbooks, and other materials that made up the Vincent’s Studio collection had begun to significantly deteriorate by the time they were donated to the Dubbo & District Family History Society (DDFHS). Over a number of years, DDFHS volunteers have tirelessly cleaned, scanned, catalogued, and researched the collection, allowing it to be accessed and utilised by the general public.
This exhibition charts the history of photographic studios, the Vincent’s Studio collection and the invaluable work of volunteer-run organisations like DDFHS in preserving our material culture.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Western Plains Cultural Centre, Local Studies and Dubbo & District Family History Society.