89th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography (PSA2022-XXXX)

We are sorry but due to Covid-19 the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography has been postponed until further notice.


Become a WIEP Patron!

The Delaware Photographic Society (DPS) is grateful to all our WIEP Patrons. With your financial support DPS continues to present the annual Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. DPS was founded in January, 1931 as the Delaware Camera Club to support and promote the art of photography. DPS continues this today as an educational  501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and donations are deductible to the full extent provided by law.

As a patron you will be listed in the official exhibition catalog as well as on this website unless you elect to remain anonymous. The listings will indicate your patronage level as:


                                                                                   Daguerre Level: $5-$19

 Fox Talbot Level: $20-$49

Lumière Level: $50 and above


There are two ways to become a Patron.


Online: Donate online via PayPal using the Donate button below. If you would like to remain anonymous, please indicate this in the special instructions section of your PayPal transaction.





Paper: A paper form can be found by clicking here: Patron Donation Form. Please print and mail your completed form with your payment to Delaware Photographic Society, c/o Patrick Litle, 4 Forest Creek Dr, Hockessin, DE 19707.

Please mark your check “WIEP Patron.”


2021 WIEP Patrons


Lumière Level

Eileen Carr & Gary Altoonian

Carole Clarke

Pete Curcio

Edward Goldenberg

G. Margaret Hennes

 Jeffry Komins

Patrick Litle

 Thomas Tauber

 Robert Tuttle



Fox Talbot Level

Richard and Dianne Carnegie

 Bob & Pat Hunt

 Carolyn (Dee) Langevin

 Mark & Marian Lieberman

 Esther Steffens




Daguerre Level

A Brief History of Photography


In 1827, Joseph Nicephore Niépce made the first permanent photograph with a camera obscura. In 1829, Niépce formed a partnership with Louis Daguerre to perfect the process Niépce had developed. Daguerre announced the Daguerreotype in 1839 and it popularized photography although it was a different process from those that followed (silver on a copper plate).


John Herschel discovered the first effective photograph fixer and informed Henry Fox Talbot and Daguerre of his discovery. Fox Talbot invented the first glass negative from which multiple positive prints were made. In 1841, Fox Talbot announced the Calotype process which is essentially the same negative-positive process used to this day for black and white photographs using conventional film and printed on a paper substrate.


In 1861, James Clerk Maxwell took the first color photograph but it was not until 1907 that brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière launched the Autochrome process which was the first fully practical color plate.


Finally, zoom up to 1969 when Willard Boyle and George Smith at Bell Labs developed the CCD (Charge Couple Device) which is the basis of digital photography. For this they were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics.


         Brief Rest by Helen Gerstein  (2019 PSA Gold Medal (Best in Show) - Print Small Color)






                This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Photographic Society of America

Contact Information


WIEP Chairman:

Patrick Litle

PO Box 4292

Greenville, DE 19807-9998




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