Category Archives: people

Annie’s back in town ….

Toronto. Last Saturday, the Globe featured this photograph by Fred Lum on the first page of the Globe Arts section. Annie was in town to promote her latest book Portraits 2005-2016. Published by Phaidon Press, this is a coffee table … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon at Hot Docs next Month

Toronto. Rita Godlevskis of PhotoEd magazine sent me a nice email the other day. In it she highlights various photographic items such as the next issue of her magazine, PhotoEd, out next week. One item is the Hot Docs presentation … Continue reading

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Peter Turner 1934 – 2017

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar who emailed the sad news that Pete Turner died recently. His passing was noted with this insightful article in the New York Times. A New Yorker, Mr Turner was famous for his saturated colour … Continue reading

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Lawsuit over Monkey Selfie settled

Toronto. Do you remember reading my post back in July about the Monkey Selfie? On Wednesday the internet was awash with notes that the famous Monkey Selfie ownership lawsuit had been settled out of court. I was alerted to this … Continue reading

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Matthias Olmeta, France – Ambrotypes

Toronto. Gallerie GADCOLLECTION of Paris, France emailed me last Wednesday to announce its fall exhibits. Up first is the Ambrotype series “Letters to my grandchildren” by French photographer Matthias Olmeta. Opening and reception is September 7, 2017. The exhibit will run … Continue reading

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Larry Towell – Union Station

Toronto. The Stephen Bulger Galleries invite you to see the Union Station series by Larry Towell. Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 14, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5pm “The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present ‘Union Station’ … Continue reading

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Seeing Toronto through a different lens

Toronto. George Dunbar found this GTA contest that was open to special people in our city and sponsored by the Toronto Star newspaper. “Tobias, with four friends he knows through Native Men’s Residence, is trekking through the trees, near St. … Continue reading

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AGO photography prize – public opening Sep 6, 2017

Toronto. Join the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 6th at its AIMIA opening. The event is open from 6 – 9 pm at the AGO downtown (317 Dundas West in Toronto at Beverley). The public can vote on … Continue reading

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Boris Spremo died yesterday at 81

Toronto. Thanks to Russ Forfar for notifying me that Boris died yesterday. His accomplishments are noted here by the Toronto Star and by his first employer in Canada, the Globe and Mail with a very brief bio here on Wikipedia. Boris … Continue reading

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a 1913(ish) Graflex makes great shots and great friends

Toronto. Using an old 1913 Graflex camera. My friend and fellow PHSC fan Russ Forfar sent me this link about using an old Graflex which had only two working speeds – slow and slower – to shoot high speed F1 … Continue reading

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