Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Frenchman succeeds in fixing a sun drawing

Toronto. Niepce was a lithographer with a poor skill in drawing. To overcome this impediment, he tried various means to capture an image on a metal plate. He had initially tried paper and a silver-chloride solution a la Wedgwood, but … Continue reading

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A different kind of plate

Toronto. No technology ever arrives on the market already in its final form, including photography. The art of the picture is based on many earlier ideas that cumulated in the invention of photography; first as film and now as a … Continue reading

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A book to remember

Toronto. In A Night to Remember, author Walter Lord wrote a thrilling story about the sinking of the Titanic back in  April 1912. In 1976, the late Brian Coe then Curator of the Kodak Museum in England. wrote this book. … Continue reading

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Apres le deluge

Toronto. We held a most successful estate auction yesterday (Sunday). I helped Clint by partially photographing and adding lot numbers to one estate and posting a slideshow of many lots and a sub list of others. Kudos to Clint for … Continue reading

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PHSC Image Show November 26, 2017

Toronto. We are hosting our Image Show this coming Sunday, November 26th at he Arts & Letters club in downtown Toronto at 14 Elm Street. Come on  down and join in the fun, get some additions for your collection, and … Continue reading

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Dr Orpana of ROM on Family Photo Archives

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 Christmas Snapshots from then Family Archives Dr Jennifer Orpana of the ROM Come out and listen to Dr Orpana speak on the Christmas snapshots in the family archives held by the ROM. Enjoy the … Continue reading

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Deanna Pizzzitelli exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. Member Stephen Bulger will host emerging Canadian artist Deanna Pizzitelli at his Toronto gallery. The exhibit begins November 25, 2017 and is open until January 13, 2018. This message introduces the artist and cautions the reader about the unique … Continue reading

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EPSON International Pano Awards Winners

Toronto. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for alerting me that Epson has announced its 2017 panorama awards winners.  Have a look and see the remarkable range of award winning photographs. Show at right is the Ten Huts panorama which won … Continue reading

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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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Annie’s back in town ….

Toronto. Last Saturday, the Globe featured this photograph by Fred Lum on the first page of the Globe Arts section. Annie was in town to promote her latest book Portraits 2005-2016. Published by Phaidon Press, this is a coffee table … Continue reading

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