Dr S.D. Jouhar

Dr S.D. Jouhar FRPS FPSA 1901 – 1963

Self portrait taken 1933
while G.P. at Byers Green.
Image provided courtesy of his grandson.

Sartaj Din Jouhar , born in Amritsar in 1901 came to England during the  1920’s to study medicine. After qualifying in 1931 he lived and worked from The Old Hall serving the people of Byers Green and the surrounding villages. He was the last in a line of resident village doctors that stretches back nearly a century. A couple of people still remember him fondly from their childhood.

Although pursuing a life in medicine his  great achievements in amateur photography, an interest that began  during the 30’s, are how he is remembered today.

A Member of the Royal Photographic Society since 1938, achieving his Associateship in 1939, and his fellowship in 1940 he served on its Council for much of his life. He exhibited worldwide, and published both his writings and pictures extensively. ‘Jouhar on 35mm Picture Making’ published by Fountain Press 1955 may even be on your shelves!

A selection of his prints were available at London Photographic Fair last November. Do check out his story at www.sdjouhar.com

One also hangs in The Old Hall – Self Shadowgram – it seems fitting to have a n original piece of his work here , I’m sure he would be pleased !