Category Archives: events

the Noronic disaster of 1949

Toronto. In 1913, the CSL commissioned a new passenger ship, the SS Noronic. The ship was built in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) at the lakehead (western shore of Lake Superior in Canada). On a fateful day in September … Continue reading

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World News Day – May 4th

Toronto. The Globe and Mail celebrated World News Day yesterday by highlighting a number of prestigious stories that unfolded over the past months. One such story called UNFOUNDED involves many people including victim Ava Williams. Click the icon at left … Continue reading

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a Royal visit in 1939

Toronto. You likely don’t remember the time when the 1939 Royal visit took place. My step-mother vividly remembered going to North Bay with her parents to see the Royal couple as they headed west. Her mother was born in Surrey, … Continue reading

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photography and the first world war (1914 – 1918)

Toronto. The AGO has curated an exhibition called “Photography: First World War 1914 – 1918” as part of this year’s CONTACT festival hosted by Scotiabank The great war ended a century ago so we often forget how the rudimentary photographic … Continue reading

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who shot Ott on wot and why?

Toronto. Well, some time around the 1893 World’s fair in Chicago, Edison chose his employee Fred Ott for a movie experiment. Why Ott? Ott was notorious for his violent sneezes! On this occasion he needed a little help to “pull the … Continue reading

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Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum – HotDocs

Toronto. Our favourite education editor, Rita Godlevskis at PhotoED magazine always has an exciting perspective which shows in her magazine. Rita recently sent me this PHOTO EVENT HOT LIST! If you would like to join Rita and the gang on … Continue reading

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so you want to do fashion photography?

Toronto. Well, you are in luck! Toronto photographer, producer, director and cameraman Struan will be at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts beginning May 10, 2018 teaching “Advanced Fashion Photography with Struan“. Read about Struan on his web site. And be … Continue reading

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exhibitions – Lisa Murzin, photographer

Toronto. PHSC member Lisa Murzin  is a Toronto based Corporate and Event Photographer. She will be very busy over the next few months. The young (just about everyone is young to me) photographer from the west side of Toronto has … Continue reading

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Xposé 2018 opening today

Toronto. The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) includes photographers. CAPIC is hosting CAPIC Xposé today, April 5, 2018, from 6 to 10 pm at The Papermill Gallery located at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd down … Continue reading

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The earliest days of American photography

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend and co-founder of the PHSC, John Linsky, for emailing me about this NY Times article on the Getty exhibition of early American photography by Rena Silverman. I did a post about the Getty exhibition … Continue reading

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