Category Archives: photos

police photography

Toronto. Sir Sydney Smith was born in New Zealand in 1883. He left for Edinburgh to become a doctor and ultimately held a prestigious chair in medicine at Edinburgh University. He was a well travelled author who wrote many books … Continue reading

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medical photography

Toronto. With media speed improvements, photography became a tool as well as an art. Many industries employed the technology to provide diagnosis, records, and text books. Nevertheless, one of the earliest examples was a daguerreotype taken in an operating theatre … Continue reading

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Photographs auctioned at Westlicht May 24th

Toronto. Visiting Europe this spring? Drop by the 19th  Westlicht Photo Auction in Vienna this May 24th and enhance your collection. This fine auction house runs photograph auctions twice each year. While this springs auction os on the 24th, you can … Continue reading

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where were you 33 years ago?

Toronto. I was living here in Toronto on April 26, 1986 when I heard the ghastly news that a cataclysmic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant threatened to end life on earth as we knew it. The plant was … Continue reading

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Wild Exposures – Tracey Dyer

Toronto. Toronto wild life photographer Tracey Dyer has her latest exhibition at Studio 888 out in the east end at 2359 Queen St East, Toronto. The exhibition runs from April 25th through Mother’s Day, May 12th. Featured are iconic photographs … Continue reading

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Jackie and family July 1949

Toronto. Our speaker last month, Erin Levitsky, spoke on LIFE photographer Nina Leen. Growing up in Canada, I often heard of Jackie Robinson and how he broke baseball’s colour barrier playing for a Montreal Royals team. My apologies for celebrating … Continue reading

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century old Inuit photos

Toronto. One of our institutional members, the Glenbow museum in Calgary is featuring an exhibition of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie photographs printed from century old negatives coinciding with Alberta’s Exposure Photography Festival. Geraldine Moodie was the subject of a book by … Continue reading

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a rare chance to see history here at the RIC

Toronto. The main feature at the Ryerson Image Centre is the fabulous selection of images from the collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum. Kate Taylor of the Globe was there and wrote this engaging article for the newspaper last week. … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’ (on a winter’s day)

Toronto. The weather this week past plus Eisenstaedt’s epic 1932 photograph of a waiter in St Moritz bringing cold drinks on ice skates brought to mind the 1966 song by the Mamas and Papas on an LP that I once … Continue reading

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Joseph Tyrrell, gold miners and dinosaurs

Toronto. My friend Goldie was wandering around the Fisher Rare Book Library on the U of T campus when he discovered photos of the Dawson Creek area around 1898-1901 (during the gold rush). The photos were taken by Joseph Burr … Continue reading

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