Category Archives: people

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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Oscar Munoz – Hasselblad award winner 2018

Toronto. Our membership secretary, Wayne Gilbert, dropped me a note the other day that announced this year’s winner of the Hasselbald award, photographer Oscar Munoz courtesy of the Mynewsdesk site. After the second war, the Hasselblad camera became famous as … Continue reading

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the late Diane Arbus

Toronto. I was first introduced to the works of Diane Arbus around 1970 in the TIME-LIFE series of books on photography. They conveyed little if any of her tumultuous history. In the NY Times for Thursday, March 8th an article … Continue reading

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our city’s first photographer

Toronto. The Saturday, March 3rd Globe and Mail had an interesting article (A little girl in Toronto lost to history – and now found) about discovery of the identity of a child photographer by Arthur Goss while on assignment to record … Continue reading

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Doc photography and CBC Celebs

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm Celebrities in the 1950s and 60s at the CBC – Dale Barnes 150 Years of Documentary Photography – Vincenzo Pietropaolo We have two speakers for March. Dale Barnes will speak on … Continue reading

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Marge Addison, the first PHSC Membership Secretary

Toronto. We were saddened to learn that the first membership secretary of the PHSC has passed away.  Marge held the post from 1974 to 1981. She was membership secretary in 1975 when I joined the PHSC. She and husband Jack … Continue reading

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