Toronto. The PHSC is holding its annual auction on March 15, 2015 this year at the usual location in Toronto (Long Branch) at the Royal Legion Hall on Lakeshore just west of Brown’s Line. We are beginning to receive photographs of items that will be offered at this year’s auction. Below are some of the early items. Pictures of items will be posted when received.
Our auctioneer will be past president Clint while the vetting at the door will be headed by John Kantymir. Both Clint and John have a wealth of background and knowledge of camera collecting. Bring those items you no longer need and buy some special goodies for your collection. Lots of free parking and easy access by TTC or car.
Click on “Continue reading” to see just a few of the items committed so far (even more just uploaded!) When I have enough, I will do a slide show of items to be auctioned:
Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for pointing out that the CMHC has uploaded its complete photo inventory. The event was noted here in a column in the Ottawa Citizen.
The article appeared on Feb 22, 2015 under the by-line of Blair Crawford. You can see all the photos by going to the ftp site here and registering as a guest. The various files are large and take a few moments to download. If you have a somewhat protective browser like Safari, there a numerous port permissions to grant as well.
NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Feb 18, 2015.
**NEW TIME & VENUE FOR THIS MEETING **
The Market Gallery at South St Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East, Toronto M5E 1C2
from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Take elevator to 2nd floor
Toronto Observed features B&W photographs by three generations of photographers: Harry Joy, Doug Hemmy, and Andy Brooks. The oldest, 97 year old Harry Joy, is a member of the PHSC. Click here for the larger pdf version the poster.
Our meeting will begin with a brief presentation in the 2nd floor conference room about the photographers. This talk will be followed by a leisurely tour of the exhibit.
The public is welcome.
Toronto. This is the final issue of our 40th year. We begin our 41st year with issue 41-1 this coming May. For this issue, which hit the post office yesterday afternoon, there are a number of interesting items researched by our members. Editor Bob Lansdale has once again produced a masterpiece with articles of interest to all collectors.
We begin with reports on the November and December meetings. In November, past president Mike Robinson took a break from his pursuit of a doctorate to offer up his views on the daguerreotype and what makes each one unique. Fascinating and enlightening. For our annual Show and Tell in December, there is a brief note and a photo essay by editor Lansdale.
Toronto. PHSC member and speaker Maia Sutnik narrates this brief video of an AGO exhibit of Polish life recorded quietly in the Jewish Ghetto at Lodz in Poland in 1940 and 1941 by photographer Henryk Ross. Ross was forced by the Nazi regime to record life in the Ghetto in those dark days of the second World War. At left are the papers of Henryk Ross.
Maia is the Curator of Photography at the AGO. She has a fine eye for many interesting photographs and related memorabilia. This brief video appeared on the web site of the Globe and Mail and is well worth watching (before you head for the AGO, of course).
Toronto. A few weeks back on January 7, 2015 I posted a link to the BBC celebrating Kodak’s clever little Brownie camera. Today member, Ross Forfar, who owns Kominek’s camera repair sent me this link to a series of annotated photographs in the BBC News Magazine celebrating the variety of ways the little Brownies were used over the years to capture history – family and world.
Use the link like I did and enjoy this article and its steps back through time…
Harry Joy and Tom Bochsler at the Market Gallery. Photo courtesy of George Dunbar
Toronto. This show by a trio of photographers: Harry Joy, Doug Hemmy, and Andy Brooks opened at the Market Gallery last Saturday. Thanks to member George Dunbar for this photo of Harry Joy and Tom Bochsler at the event. You can see a poster here that gives the show dates and address.
Harry is about our oldest member at 97. His son-in-law Wayne Gilbert is also a photographer and our membership secretary. Tom has done a couple of presentation at our monthly meetings over the years.
Be sure to visit the Market Gallery over the next few weeks and see the Toronto of years gone by.
NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015
Summer Leigh is the artist behind The Past is Never Far, a photographic series that explores the extraordinary changes Toronto has experienced since its founding in the 18th century. Ms Leigh held her first camera at the age of 4 and has been an avid photographer ever since. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, where she currently lives.
The inspiration for this series came from Elizabeth Simcoe’s paintings. In experiencing Toronto’s wildness through Simcoe’s work, Ms Leigh sought out the Simcoe locations and re-documented them 220 years later. Revisiting the sites, she noticed little nuances of the past which caused a deeper appreciation for the spaces we occupy today. Those little hints of the past, like the muddiness still at Fort York, helped Summer realize the past is never far.
The public is welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.