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Charlie Hodge and the MNI

Toronto. Dr Wilder Penfield founded McGill’s Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) in 1934. The institute became world famous for Penfield’s ground breaking research on seizures and  the human brain. Charlie Hodge was his Neurological Photographer of choice. In 1945, a 21 … 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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Douglas Kirkland exhibition in Paris, France

  Toronto. Our friends at GadCOLLECTION over in Paris are hosting an exhibition this summer from May 24th to July 3rd 2018. If you are in Europe this summer be sure to visit GadCOLLECTION and see this showing of images … 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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David Granick’s lost London on Kodachrome

Toronto. Thanks to ex-pat and past PHSC president Mo Patz now in BC for the link to recently discovered London East End photographs on Kodachrome taken by the late photographer David Granick. Mo’s link to BBC news is just one … Continue reading

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Spiess at Bulger this April

Toronto. The late Karl Spiess of Germany took many photographs in war torn Europe during the second world war (WW2). Newz4u.ca recently announced that the Stephen Bulger Gallery here in Toronto in a recent article would feature his photographs. The … Continue reading

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The photograph that changed modern portraiture

Toronto. Philippe Halsman and Salvatore Dali were friends. One was a famous portrait photographer; the other a modern artist famous for his many weird and surreal paintings. In fact as a youth I bought a book on Dali and his … Continue reading

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Photographers in the city archives

Toronto. We often wonder (at least I do) how people lived a century ago; how the city looked back then; who was in power; what jobs prevailed. Some of the answers exist in our archives thanks to photographers and historians … Continue reading

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Avard Woolaver, photographer

Toronto. Avard Woolaver grew up in Hants county, Nova Scotia, home of many of my ancestors on my mother’s father’s side. Avard is a photographer, author, and a Ryerson grad. He mounted an exhibition in room 310 at the Ryerson … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking 1942 – 2018

Toronto. He wasn’t known as a photographer but as an author and physicist. Stephen Hawking contracted ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) while doing his doctorate at Cambridge. It was diagnosed when he was only 21 but progressed so slowly that he … Continue reading

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