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Photo News Autumn 2017

Toronto. A few days back I opened my Globe and Mail as I began breakfast. To my delight, the latest issue of Norm Rosen’s magazine popped out. Check out the PHOTO News web site to see many articles and back … Continue reading

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The Faraway Nearby exhibit at Ryerson

Toronto. In the Globe Arts last Saturday (September 16th) an aricle covered the recently opened exhibit at Ryerson Image Centre called The Faraway Nearby. This exhibit features some 200 photographs of Canadian subjects contained in the nearly 25,000 New York … Continue reading

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Lawsuit over Monkey Selfie settled

Toronto. Do you remember reading my post back in July about the Monkey Selfie? On Wednesday the internet was awash with notes that the famous Monkey Selfie ownership lawsuit had been settled out of court. I was alerted to this … Continue reading

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incident light readings

Toronto. I wrap up this series of posts on hand held meters with the famous Norwood Director imported in the States by American Bolex (and later Director Products). Thanks again to George Dunbar for this April 1948 ad from Popular … Continue reading

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In the days of hand held meters

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this gentle reminder of days long ago. In mid-November 1946 General Electric advertised its DW-58 hand held exposure meter  answer to Weston in LIFE magazine. You can watch a video of a slightly newer … Continue reading

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Matthias Olmeta, France – Ambrotypes

Toronto. Gallerie GADCOLLECTION of Paris, France emailed me last Wednesday to announce its fall exhibits. Up first is the Ambrotype series “Letters to my grandchildren” by French photographer Matthias Olmeta. Opening and reception is September 7, 2017. The exhibit will run … Continue reading

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Larry Towell – Union Station

Toronto. The Stephen Bulger Galleries invite you to see the Union Station series by Larry Towell. Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 14, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5pm “The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present ‘Union Station’ … Continue reading

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Seeing Toronto through a different lens

Toronto. George Dunbar found this GTA contest that was open to special people in our city and sponsored by the Toronto Star newspaper. “Tobias, with four friends he knows through Native Men’s Residence, is trekking through the trees, near St. … Continue reading

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AGO photography prize – public opening Sep 6, 2017

Toronto. Join the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 6th at its AIMIA opening. The event is open from 6 – 9 pm at the AGO downtown (317 Dundas West in Toronto at Beverley). The public can vote on … Continue reading

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A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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