photographer Los Angeles Fred Archer was born in Georgia. He was a member of the Los Angeles Camera Club and, in 1914, became a founding member of the Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles. From the mid-1930s through most of the 1940s, Archer was director of the Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles, and he remained the only photographer who was an active member until the club disbanded around 1950. He was a frequent salon exhibitor and lectured at camera clubs throughout the west. He wrote a number of articles and one book, Fred Archer on Portraiture. Archer taught at the Art Center School (now Art Center College of Design) in Pasadena and later ran the Fred Archer School of Photography in Los Angeles.