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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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American girl in Italy 1951

Toronto. You may recall this photograph or its maker, Ruth Orkin, but do you recall the name of the girl or the circumstances? No? Well, the girl is artist Ninalee (Allen) Craig who died recently at age 90 in Toronto … Continue reading

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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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