Tag Archives: book

from Talbot to Stieglitz

Toronto. In March 1991, the PHSC presented me with this book in the hard cover version. The NY Public Library (or NYC Public Library as I have it listed) became a long time member of the PHSC and remains an … Continue reading

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China through British eyes in 1980s

Toronto. Russ Forfar often alerts me to interesting scientific concepts potentially of use in future photographic endeavours. This time Russ sent me a note on a new book by the British photographer Adrian Bradshaw. Adrian has been interested in China … Continue reading

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logs and dogs

Toronto. Rita is everywhere with PhotoEd. If you wish to see the upcoming documentary on Robert Frank at Hot Docs for free here in the big smoke, Drop Rita a line. The ‘log’ in the title of this post is … Continue reading

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instruction booklets

Toronto.  In about 1936, my dad bought a Kodak Six-20 folder, a big step up from the box camera he took west with him a few years earlier. Kodak made the folder in this first version from  1935-1937. The rather … Continue reading

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Andreas Feininger, Photographer and the Family of Man

Toronto. in the late 1960s, I subscribed to the TIME-LIFE series on photography. I learned many things from each book. The very first one was called “The Camera” and on page 61, it showed this photograph by Andreas Feininger of … Continue reading

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unseen images by Robert Frank

Toronto. In the late 1960s/early 1970s TIME-LIFE in their fine series of books called the “Life Library of Photography” introduced me to many famous photographers, including Robert Frank. A recent email from George Dunbar included this link to a brief … Continue reading

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century old Inuit photos

Toronto. One of our institutional members, the Glenbow museum in Calgary is featuring an exhibition of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie photographs printed from century old negatives coinciding with Alberta’s Exposure Photography Festival. Geraldine Moodie was the subject of a book by … Continue reading

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Joseph Tyrrell, gold miners and dinosaurs

Toronto. My friend Goldie was wandering around the Fisher Rare Book Library on the U of T campus when he discovered photos of the Dawson Creek area around 1898-1901 (during the gold rush). The photos were taken by Joseph Burr … Continue reading

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PHSC News issue 18-07 for January 2019

Toronto. Editor Pushchak has released another incredible pdf newsletter. What a bargain! 10 pages. Full colour. With her snappy style, lots of photos, and a single page per article, Sonja is aiming at a younger crowd with less interest or … Continue reading

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Corktown

Toronto. The city of Toronto is formed from many, many neighbourhoods, one of which in the south east area is known as Corktown (really). If you haven’t a clue about Corktown or its people, you need to read Coralina Limos’s … Continue reading

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