Category Archives: photos

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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turning night into day

Toronto. Americans like to go BIG! In 1954, a famous Pennsylvanian railway loop called the Horseshoe Curve celebrated its centenary with an amazing night time photograph using 6,000 flash bulbs donated by Sylvania. The bulbs were connected by some 31 … Continue reading

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a gem of a photo resource and more …

Toronto. Journal editor and friend Bob Lansdale sent me a brief email the other day with this link to a ¬†Hyperallergic Newsletter article.. The article in the newsletter by Claire Voon is dated December 26, 2016 and announces that George … Continue reading

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Stephen Wilkes – A Journey

Toronto. Fancy a trip to Paris, France this Christmas? Then visit our friends at GADCOLLECTION Galerie and view/buy the gorgeous photos exhibited there. Stephen Wilkes has his series called “A Journey” on exhibit from today, December 6th through next January … Continue reading

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light where you need it

Toronto. In the days when photographers used flash to create the light needed to take a shot indoors, prints with burned out highlights were common. One company promoted the solution to be the MY-T-MYTE flashbulb – a lower output bulb … Continue reading

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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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