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to the moon, Alice

Toronto. … as Jackie Gleason used to say on the Honeymooners – that hoary old B&W TV series of the 1950s. Nearly 50 years ago, man DID land on the moon carried there by the Apollo 11 space craft! We … Continue reading

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Hot-Docs! Hot-Docs! Get yur Hot-Docs here!

Toronto. Toronto is hosting the Hot Docs festival once again and our friends at PhotoED invite you to see this bio-doc of the American street photographer Garry Winogand: “All Things Are Photographable“. Screening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 506 … Continue reading

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Spring show in Big Apple

Toronto. Some of our members also belong to our exchange organization, the Daguerreian Society,  long the pre-eminent society for all thing Daguerreian. On April 7-8 in New York City, the NY Photography Fair will be held, hosted by the Daguerreian … Continue reading

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some year!

  Toronto. As I sup upon the dredges of 2018, I think back on the progress of photography. The cell phone has become the universal camera. Nearing saturation, few of us leave home without our phone (and camera). While the … Continue reading

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for the birds

Toronto. 1926 was an exciting year in our city. Amongst other things, Charlie Millar, a wealthy Torontonian died and left a very unusual will. Charlie was well known as a practical joker, and his will contained a few of his … Continue reading

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lest we forget …

Toronto. The first world war – the war to end all wars –  ended one hundred years ago today. Armistice was November 11 at 11 am. For many years we have celebrated Remembrance Day. Like most families, I have ancestors … Continue reading

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Staats exhibition extended to year end!

Toronto. One of the people I spoke with at the fair on Sunday was Toronto photographer Harold Staats. He was delighted that his exhibition (rare silver gelatin prints of music’s best Rock Stars, caught by Harold at their many concerts) … Continue reading

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National Geographic

Toronto. What does a magazine and your favourite telephone company have in common? Alexander Graham Bell, that’s what, In 1880, Bell founded the Bell Telephone Company  in the states and here in Toronto followed by the Bell System which was … Continue reading

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a&l seminar on using photoshop

Toronto. My thanks to long time PHSC member Laura Jones, of Baldwin Street Gallery fame for this announcement. Jack Gilbert’s father had a famous portrait studio here in the city, now operated by his older brother, Al Gilbert. Jack is well … Continue reading

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shooting stars – Rock On

Toronto. Long time PHSC member and professional photographer Harold Staats dropped me an email on Monday to say his photographs of well known Rock Stars will be on exhibition at Brigitta’s in Toronto  at 1899 Queen St. East, M4L 1H3 (in … Continue reading

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