Author Archives: Robert

Library of Birmingham Photography Collections at Risk

Bath, UK. On the letterhead of the RPS,  Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University and Dr Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society send an urgent message regarding the imminent demise of the famous Library of Birmingham Photography … Continue reading

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The most important cardboard box ever?

London England. Member Russ Forfar sent me a note on Monday asking if the attached link was “another article?”. And indeed it is. BBC, London in its NEWS Magazine posted an interesting history and discussion about the Kodak Brownie camera dated … Continue reading

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New York Photo Show April 17, 18, 2015

Toronto. Our Vice-president and image affectionado, Ashley Cook reports that the The New York Photos Show is once again hosting the New York Photo Show at the Lighthouse for the Blind at 111 East 59th in NYC on April 17th … Continue reading

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Brian Matiash Photography

Toronto. The other day I received an email from Brian Matiash with a sampling of his blogs. One article caught my eye – a discussion of how and why he migrated to G-Technology drives (Which I have used for some … Continue reading

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Camerama January 25, 2015

Toronto. Our first post of the new year is to announce member Gary Perry’s latest camera show. Camerama will be the first show this year. Gary tells us the show will once again be held in the east end Delta Hotel … Continue reading

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Through Canada with a Kodak (1893)

Toronto.  Thanks to member George Dunbar for this interesting link. In 1893, barely five years after George Eastman began selling his famous Kodak camera, W.H White of Edinburgh published a book called Through Canada with a Kodak by the Countess of Aberdeen, … Continue reading

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Newsletter 14-7

Toronto. Our latest issue of the PHSC Newsletter is another colourful 10 page extravaganza by editor David Bridge. Our first story as always is the coming Toronto Meeting. Every December we ofer the popular members Show and Tell plus a … Continue reading

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Memories of Homemade Colour Prints

Toronto. George Dunbar’s note to me about the ferrania slide film revival brought back memories of my efforts to print colour back in the summer of 1960 when most amateur photographs were black and white. While I worked in Labrador, … Continue reading

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Reviving an Old Film Brand

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for his note last month on a revived version of ferrania color reversal (slide) film. Editor David Bridge also notes this film revival news from another source. George sent me a link to retro … Continue reading

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Photos by Harry Joy coming the St Lawrence Market, Toronto

Toronto, January 24, 2015. We are delighted to hear that 97 year old PHSC member Harry Joy will have his photographs featured in an exhibit at Toronto’s historic St Lawrence Market. Opening at the St Lawrence Market Art Gallery on January … Continue reading

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