Monthly Archives: March 2018

The photograph that changed modern portraiture

Toronto. Philippe Halsman and Salvatore Dali were friends. One was a famous portrait photographer; the other a modern artist famous for his many weird and surreal paintings. In fact as a youth I bought a book on Dali and his … Continue reading

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The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks

Toronto. Daile Kaplan at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple sent me an email a few days back announcing their latest auction, Sale 2474, called, The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks. The auction begins at 1:30pm on April 19th … Continue reading

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a buggie photograph

Toronto. Did you ever watch fireflies up at the cottage or in a small town or village at dusk? These little bugs give off a tiny bit of illumination to attract others (mates or food). On Aug 16, 1948, LIFE … Continue reading

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CanAm Photo Expo in Niagara Falls ON

Toronto. The CanAm Photo Expo takes place the end of next month in Niagara Falls Ontario on April 27 through 29. Click on the icon at left to see an example of an animal photo (leopard in a tree) courtesy … Continue reading

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Deep sea photographs and Home children

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall Deep Sea Photography – Meaghan Ogilvie British Home Children – Sandra Joyce Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be followed by two … Continue reading

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We are moving (sort of)

Toronto. We have held our monthly Toronto meetings in the Gold room at Memorial Hall for many years. As of the next meeting (April 18, 2018) we will be using half of the Burgundy Room instead. Same place as always, … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Annual – Indicies

Toronto. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for passing along two pdfs compiled by Mark S Johnson, retired editor of the Daguerreian Annual. Mark says, “I’m sending this “announcement” out as a “group e-mail” to friends. Feel free to pass it … Continue reading

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Kyriakos Kaziras photographic exhibition

Toronto. GADcollection in Paris France is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken by Kyriakos Kaziras in the Big Apple. The exhibition runs from this March 15 to April 15. You can buy one or more of these dramatic photographs even … Continue reading

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An odd Leitz cable release

Toronto. Leitz with its Leica series cameras long felt that a rangefinder was better than an SLR camera for the majority of photographic activities. The SLR style or ground glass through the lens focussing was superior (in their opinion) solely … Continue reading

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Photographers in the city archives

Toronto. We often wonder (at least I do) how people lived a century ago; how the city looked back then; who was in power; what jobs prevailed. Some of the answers exist in our archives thanks to photographers and historians … Continue reading

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