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Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize review

Toronto. George Dunbar wrote me Tuesday regarding the Taylor Wessing Prize in the Guardian, writing, “This report on the “Taylor Wessing Portrait Prizes” certainly captures one’s attention.” George was writing not about the winner, but one of the other contestant … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait

Toronto. The guys at The Tintype Studio have announced that ┬áDecember 3rd 11 – 5 will be the next special portrait studio offering. We had these folk do a program for us back on February 20th, 2013, over four years … Continue reading

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Lest we forget …

Toronto. The Globe and Mail on Friday the 10th featured this wonderful portrait of WW2 photographer Jack Ford taken in colour by Fred Lum. In the centre of section A, on crisp clay paper, are examples of Jack Ford’s work … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society goes to Washington

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society annual symposium was held this year in Washington DC. Our journal editor, Bob lansdale is the official photographer for the PHSC and the Daguerreian Society. Bob missed the symposium in 2016 which was held in NYC. … Continue reading

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awash in ink 1896 – from photos and sketches

Toronto. My thanks once again to George Dunbar for this century plus drawing in the Toronto Public Library (TPL) archives. It is a wash drawing made from photos and sketches by William ┬áThomson Freeland. The drawing shows the launching of … Continue reading

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Posters by Swann Galleries

Toronto. Augment your collection by hanging a few of these posters in your collection display room! Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries in NYC coordinated this lovely set of posters, some with a photographic theme, and many with a travel theme, … Continue reading

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a tree grows…

Toronto. When I was a kid, we bought our own school supplies including books. The prices were a much lower percentage of wages then and Canadian publishers printed our textbooks. I remember walking to Witty’s Drugstore one September to buy … Continue reading

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Stephen Wilkes Exhibit in Paris

Toronto. Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France is featuring an exhibition called “Day to Night“. The exhibit runs from October 12 to November 5th. The images in this exhibition are the work of Stephen Wilkes. The following words (edited) are from … Continue reading

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Tree planting in BC

Toronto. The previous post noted an exhibit at the Stephen Bulger Gallery which struck a chord with me. Apparently it did with George Dunbar too. George writes, “Your latest item certainly caught my attention, Bob. “My grandson Kyle, has been … Continue reading

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The Tree Planters at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. Stephen Bulger, long a force in this city, announced the latest exhibit at his gallery. The announcement states, “The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present ‘The Tree Planters’, our first solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Rita … Continue reading

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