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Member information is used solely for journal and email newsletter distribution. It is not released, sold or shared with any other organization for any purpose. The photograph below was taken with a Canon DSLR at Clint’s home in central Etobicoke (western Toronto) shortly before he and his wife moved to a condominium in central Toronto.

PHSC Executive in a Feb 6, 2013 image.

PHSC Executive in a Feb 6, 2013 image. From Left (2015-16 position): Bob Lansdale (PC editor), Robert Wilson (secretary), Oscar Li (archivist), Louise Freiberger (Facebook editor), David Bridge (newsletter editor), John Morden (treasurer), Wayne Gilbert (membership), Clint Hryhorijiw (president), Ashley Cook (2nd VP), Ashley s holding Clint’s cat Prince Hairy, Mark Singer (past president), John Kantymir (1st VP), Bob Carter (webmaster). Absent are John Linsky (controller) Felix Russo (GTCCC rep). Open Position (programs).

Executive 2015-2017
President Clint Hryhorijiw
Past Pres. Mark Singer
1st VP John Kantymir
2nd VP Ashley Cook
Secretary Robert Wilson
Treasurer John Morden
Membership Wayne Gilbert
Programme Les Jones (from September 2016)
Archivist David Bridge
Appointed Positions
Fair Chairmen
Clint Hryhorijiw
Mark Singer

Appointed Positions
PC Editor
Robert Lansdale
PC Distribution Robert Wilson
E-mail Newsletter Editor David Bridge (from fall 2012)
E-mail Newsletter Distribution Robert Carter
Face Book Louise Freyburger
Foreign Correspondent Oscar Li (Beijing, China)
Webmaster Robert Carter

Awards John Morden
By-Laws Robert Wilson
Exhibits OPEN
Financial Controller John Linsky
GTCCC Rep Felix Russo
Librarian OPEN

History
The Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC) was formed  October 23, 1974 to advance the knowledge of and interest in the history of photography, particularly of photography in Canada. From its inception, the society has held monthly meetings in the Greater Toronto Area, published a journal, Photographic Canadiana, and hosted the Photographica-fair each spring.

To celebrate out 10th Anniversary. Then President William Belier and his executive co-ordinated PhotoHeritage 1984 a symposium open to the public, chaired by the late John Miles, and the late John (Jack) Addison.

Our 25th Anniversary was celebrated through special issues of volume 25 of the Photographic Canadiana. Included where an expanded index to Photographic Canadiana and an expanded Membership Directory. The other issues of volume 25 included additional inserts and expanded content. The Index included historical data on the people and activities of the society’s first 25 years. The membership directory included the society by-laws. Issue 25-2 included an interview with two of the founders, John Linsky, and the late Larry Boccioletti.

Our 35th Anniversary was celebrated by the digitization of the first 35 years of the journal, all copies of the E-mail Newsletter, and all News sheets issued to the end of of our 35th year. This activity was co-ordinated by Membership Secretary Wayne Gilbert.

This web site was established in April 1996 to further our objectives via the rapidly expanding influence of the world wide web. In 1999 we did a site wide face-lift. In September 2007 we began a going forward update to a new web design. On March 21st, 2011 we again updated the site, this time moving to a WordPress CMS to simplify updates and open the way for less technically demanding management of site content.

The Canadian Stereoscopic Collection (CSC) was established under the guidance of Stan White initially at Sheridan College, Oakville Campus. In the spring of 2007 the collection moved to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto and became a part of the gallery’s photographic holdings. Portions of the collection were returned to the PHSC in 2015.

The awards program encourages research into the history of photography and publication of the findings. It was launched in the fall of 1995 by then President Les Jones and is currently managed by John Morden. In 2012 Mr Morden presented the society’s first annual Thesis Prize to sol Legault, a student at Ryerson University.  Check out our award winners to date, and discover how you can request consideration for an award or grant to help fund your research.

As of 2011, the majority of our members own personal computers and over  three quarters of them use the high speed internet. In November 2001 PC journal editor Robert Lansdale initiated the PHSC E-mail Newsletter. This free publication is issued 10 to 12 times a year to members and non members to report current news and activities. The newsletter currently goes to over 1,400 individuals and organizations. Late in the fall of 2012 editorial duties where moved to David Bridge.

In May, 2011 the PHSC established a PayPal account to allow members to renew on-line or by email. There is a Join/Renew button just below our address in the right hand sidebar of many pages, including this one. Annual fee is $35CDN for domestic addresses and $45CDN for USA and international addresses. Domestic members can opt for a three year membership at $100CDN.