Category Archives: people

Al Gilbert 96

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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unseen images by Robert Frank

Toronto. In the late 1960s/early 1970s TIME-LIFE in their fine series of books called the “Life Library of Photography” introduced me to many famous photographers, including Robert Frank. A recent email from George Dunbar included this link to a brief … Continue reading

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it’s in the bag …

Toronto. Goldie sent along this spoof of a famous portrait by Ottawa’s Karsh. The subject of the Karsh portrait was none other than that second world war statesman, Sir Winston Churchill! American Photographer Magazine for April, 1984 carried this spoof … Continue reading

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Pepita Ferrari 1952 – 2018

Toronto. At the end of last year, we lost another great Canadian photographer, Pepita Ferrari. The NFB fondly remembers this great documentary film maker, producer, and author. Her obituary article appeared in the Globe on January 30, 2019. Ms Ferrari … Continue reading

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directory of Massachusetts photographers 1839 – 1900

Toronto. Ron Polito via Bob Lansdale suggested this link to his “Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839 – 1900” as an addition to our Research menu item which is currently in design mode. Meantime, take a look at the work of Ron … Continue reading

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Frank Prazak, Sports Photographer 1926-2018

Toronto. In Wednesday’s Globe column Lives Lived the loss of photographer Frank  Prazak age 92 was celebrated in this story by his wife Penny. Mr Prazak last lived in Mississauga, Ontario and was famous for his innovative sports photos. He died … Continue reading

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another Boris Spremo story

Toronto. The late Boris Spremo, PHSC member, speaker, Toronto Star photographer,  and an illustrious photographer as well has another story about his work here on a local Museum website. This iconic silhouette of PM Diefenbaker will strike a chord with … Continue reading

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Adam Cornick, Halifax Photographer

Toronto. Halifax photographer Adam Cornick has captured a number of iconic scenes in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia including this gorgeous image of Peggy’s Cove in winter. I saw Peggy’s Cove in person over 4 decades ago and it is … Continue reading

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Image Arts Alumni

Toronto. The PHSC has many links to Ryerson. We have an annual thesis award for the best student thesis in their Masters program in photography preservation. Some members are graduates of the school including our journal editor Bob Lansdale. Many … Continue reading

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180 years later

Toronto. 180 years ago next January the world received the astonishing news that Louis Daguerre had invented a way to capture an image using the power of the sun and more, he had given his method to the world for … Continue reading

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