Category Archives: people

we lost Mike Mitchell at 76

Toronto. I received very sad news on June 16th from our treasurer, John Morden.  John came across an AGO article written just yesterday (June 16th) announcing the death of Michael Mitchell in Hamilton on May 18, 2020. The article was written … Continue reading

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Elsa dead at 83

Toronto. Elsa Dorfman of Cambridge, MA was best known for her huge (20x 24 inch) polaroid portraits, In an article by Deborah Becker on May 30th this year, Station WBUR announced her death (1937 – 2020). Her husband, Harvey Silverglate, … Continue reading

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Cássio Vasconcellos exhibition in France

Toronto. Our favourite gallery, Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris has extended its exhibition of Brazilian photographer Câssio Vasconcellos’s work to June 7th. Take a look here for a preview. The galerie says, “Cássio Vasconcellos (1965-) is a Brazilian photographer from São … Continue reading

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a wing and a prayer

Toronto. The late George Hunter spoke to us a couple of times (Tales of a Photographer in January 2003; Songs of the Future at the AGO in summer 2011). George took iconic photographs across North America using a war-time aerial … Continue reading

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on the banks of the river Mara

Toronto. I guess you won’t be visiting France any time soon. However; the Galerie GADCOLLECTION is still there and needs your support in this year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The galerie represents many photographers. Featured is the Greek photographer Kyrianos … Continue reading

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a Canadian icon dies at 90

Toronto. I received an email Friday from George Dunbar. He happened to browse a copy of the Globe on Thursday. George writes in part, “Did you see the huge (two-page) obit for photographer Ted Grant in Thursday’s Globe & Mail? … Continue reading

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Henri does Havana

Toronto. On page 28 of the March 15, 1963 issue of LIFE magazine begins an article on Cuba after the revolution featuring the words and photos of the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Bresson is usually thought of in terms … Continue reading

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selfies: hope vs. reality

Toronto. About 60 years ago, Polaroid advertised that “everyone” used their system to take home photos (i.e. “selfies” – a name coined  just a few years ago). That was hope since the reality was that a very small percentage of … Continue reading

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so long Christie

Toronto. I don’t often do a post on journalists, but Christie Blatchford is an exception. Here in the big smoke she is well known,  having worked for all four of the big dailies over the years. She was known by … Continue reading

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Help! I Need Somebody

Toronto. As the Beatles so eloquently sang last century, our journal editor, Bob Lansdale needs your help with the history related to the photographer who took this Chromotype. For those of you unfamiliar with the process, a Chromotype uses an … Continue reading

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