Category Archives: photos

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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first photograph taken in what became Canada after confederation July 1, 1867

Toronto. In 1840, an English businessman  called Hugh Lee Pattinson in a trip around the known parts of North America, used the the new daguerreotype technology to record spectacular areas of the world.  In British North America, he recorded the … Continue reading

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June 6th commemorated D-Day landing in 1944

Toronto. Are you old enough to remember the June 6, 1944 D-Day landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandy 74 years ago? The few remaining film clips of that epochal landing are all Canadian although they are often … Continue reading

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every photo is a lie …

PhotoEd magazine Spring/Summer 2018 Toronto. … or so PhotoEd magazine says!  Editor Rita Godlevskis has recently released her latest edition of PhotoEd magazine (Spring/Summer 2018) covering the many aspects of photo manipulation from the earliest days of darkroom magic to … Continue reading

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photographs of those at work

Toronto. For some reason old photos tend to be portraits, landscapes, family or other events but rarely work tools and activities. The photo at left of Bell Telephone Company operators in Owen Sound Ontario is an exception. It shows the … 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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FSA outtakes in London England exhibition

  Toronto. We all (well, most of us older folk) remember the fabulous photos commissioned by the Farm Service Agency, now part of the US Department of Agriculture. The iconic shots recorded the impact of the 1930s depression on American farmers. … Continue reading

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World News Day – May 4th

Toronto. The Globe and Mail celebrated World News Day yesterday by highlighting a number of prestigious stories that unfolded over the past months. One such story called UNFOUNDED involves many people including victim Ava Williams. Click the icon at left … Continue reading

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Awakening – May 10 to 22, 2018, CONTACT

Toronto. Here in the city, May is CONTACT month. A splurge of photographic exhibitions are mounted to celebrate the art of photography both modern and historic. Ms Radha Chaddah, born in  Owen Sound, is the the creator of the image … Continue reading

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Toronto Skyline in 1908

Toronto. The artist Owen Staples (1866 – 1949) was born in England and emigrated to Canada (Hamilton) with his family in 1872. He moved to the States where he began his arts studies. He moved again, this time to Toronto … Continue reading

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