Category Archives: photos

VM en couleur

Toronto. I have written a few times on the posthumous B&W images of iconic Chicago nanny, Vivian Maier. On November 6, 2018, the Guardian newspaper in the UK published a photo essay on her colour photographs. The colour renditions will … Continue reading

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Camerama Show this Sunday Nov 11th

Toronto. Is there a Rollei you lust after for your collection or use? You may find one Sunday November 11th at PHSC member Gary Perry’s latest Camerama show in our fair city. Its a small intimate and cozy show. Easy … Continue reading

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Microcosms Macrocosms

Toronto. The works of photographer Yamamoto Masao will be featured in the Stephen Bulger Gallery October 20th to November 17th, 2018 with the opening reception on Saturday, October 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The editorial on the exhibit is … Continue reading

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have you read about the father of photography?

Toronto. Browsing books on photography in the 70s and 80s you could find photos of someone in England called Oscar Rejlander (1813-1875). He was born in Sweden (hence his name) but lived most of his life in the UK. You … Continue reading

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Swann Galleries Photo Auction

Toronto. Now the NAFTA heat and rhetoric have lessened, maybe it’s time to visit the Big Apple again. Our friends at Swann Galleries are conducting their periodic photograph auction beginning Thursday, October  18, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Have a look-see … Continue reading

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women photographers

Toronto. With all the current action here (our federal government) and in the states (#metoo movement), it seemed appropriate to look at women photographers. Georege Dunbar sourced out this collection housed in the National Gallery of Australia. The picture he … Continue reading

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Edward Burtynsky – Anthropocene

Toronto. I first learned about Ed Burtynsky and his large camera prints of how we are affecting the world when I saw Jennifer Baichwal’s  Manufactured Landscapes at TIFF in 2006. I did a post on Ed a decade later in … Continue reading

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a crying shame

Toronto.  Mid last century photo studios used lots of ideas to increase traffic as our program director, Yvette Bessels, suggested in  a recent Toronto meeting program. My friend, pro-photographer, and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar, suggested one great option that … Continue reading

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southern fried

Toronto. Last Saturday’s Globe had an article by Rachel Wine on an exhibition at the Stephen Bulger Gallery of the photographs of the American south taken in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s by Rosalind Fox Solomon called Liberty Theatre. You … Continue reading

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Where were you on August 9th, 1945?

Toronto. I had just turned 8 at the time. The second world war in Europe was over that May and we had celebrated V-E day. In early August, we saw a newspaper photo of the first atomic bomb dropped on … Continue reading

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