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exhibition of “Skins” by Manolo Chretien of France

Toronto. I often post the latest exhibition in the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France. This time the Galerie is featuring Manolo Chrétien from July 5 through 31st. The gallery writes in part, “In his Aero series Manolo CHRÉTIEN puts sky on honor. … Continue reading

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Weegee in comics

Toronto. Arthur Fellig was a cigar smoking, messy, rumpled NYC night crime scene  photographer in the 1930s and 40s. He was the subject of many articles as a Speed Graphic camera toting shameless self promotor. Now he has been immortalized … Continue reading

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photographer Alan Mungavin takes a shower in 1950

Toronto. Well George Dunbar has spotted another funny photo-related essay! In the July 10th, 1950 LIFE magazine issue (6th bullet down in link), British photographer Alan Mungavin set up to take a photo with an old shutterless field camera. As … Continue reading

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David Douglas Duncan 1916 – 2018

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me a line the other day noting that the Guardian had announced the death of the famous American war photo-journalist David Douglas Duncan in France were he had lived since the 1960s. Duncan was one of last of … Continue reading

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A suitcase full of photographic wonder

Toronto. Shades of Vivian Maier! My long time friend and PHSC guest speaker Russ Forfar  sent me a brief email Wednesday regarding this news item posted on the BBC. Picture editor Phil Coomes, a photographer in his own right, wrote … Continue reading

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Julian Schnabel at Ostlicht (WestLicht) Gallery this summer

Toronto. Stefan Musil of the Ostlicht Gallery for Photography sent out an email on the 25th to announce that the gallery will host an exhibition of American  Julian Schnabel’s Polaroids this summer from June 7, 2018 to August 4, 2018. … Continue reading

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of cameras and kings

Toronto. Over a century ago, in 1872, “Lewis Carroll” (an amateur photographer, too)  wrote a poem called The Walrus and The Carpenter which includes these lines: “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and … Continue reading

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The Taking of Niagara: Photography at the Falls

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall The Taking of Niagara – Dr Tony Bannon “Quite possibly the most photographed site in history, The Falls is a wonder of … Continue reading

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when panoramas were in vogue

Toronto. On July 26th, 1935, someone organized the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association down at the RCYC for this spectacular group shot on a sunny summer’s day. It was the Association’s 16th annual convention. Three years later in August 1938 they … Continue reading

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Tamio Wakayama 1941 – 2018

Toronto. Canadian photographer Tamio Wakayama, famous for his images of the struggle for human rights in the American South, died March 23, 2018 at home in Vancouver. His legacy and photography was shaped by his family’s poor treatment during WW2 … Continue reading

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