Tag Archives: France

diversions

Toronto. We all need a bit of diversion just now in light of the pandemic that has all us law abiding folk house-bound. Photographic Canadiana editor Bob Lansdale sent along a suggestion that we visit a French site with oodles … Continue reading

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not this year

Toronto. More impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Quémy of France writes, “Hello, I am very sorry to announce the cancellation of the 57th Bièvres International Photo Fair due to the global health situation caused by the Covid-19. “We look forward … Continue reading

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Henri does Havana

Toronto. On page 28 of the March 15, 1963 issue of LIFE magazine begins an article on Cuba after the revolution featuring the words and photos of the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Bresson is usually thought of in terms … Continue reading

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I love Paris in the springtime …

Toronto. One of the 19th century photographers I admire is Eugene Atget. My friend and fellow PHSC member Russ Forfar sent me a note on Atget et al recently. Russ said that the Paris, France museums (some 14) have collectively … Continue reading

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Ormond Gigli – photographic exhibition in France

Toronto. Check out the exhibition at the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris. The exhibition of prints by American photographer Ormond Gigli runs from April 18 to May 21. Time is going fast, so take a look tout suite and see what … Continue reading

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56th Bièvres International Photo Fair

Toronto. Each year an international photo fair is held at Bièvres, France. This year the fair will be held on June 1, 2. A couple of our members attended years ago in 2011. If you happen to find yourself in … Continue reading

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Alessandro Piredda, exhibition in Paris France

Toronto. The GADCOLLECTION Galerie in Paris, France is selling and exhibiting night time architectural photographs by Italian photographer Alessandro Piredda. The exhibit began on Valentine’s day and runs to March 10th. If you happen to be in the City of … Continue reading

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a c1890 Photosphere camera

Toronto. In 1871, Dr Richard Maddox in the UK announced the dry plate process which replaced wet-plate photography which for decades was a standard process replacing the Daguerreotype in popularity. Dry plate went on to be the under pinnings of … Continue reading

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pre photography in 1826

Toronto. We take photography for granted today. A smartphone, or a digital camera and a computer is all you need to see and share your photos. Your printer can even make hard copies if you wish. But this was not … Continue reading

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David Douglas Duncan 1916 – 2018

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me a line the other day noting that the Guardian had announced the death of the famous American war photo-journalist David Douglas Duncan in France were he had lived since the 1960s. Duncan was one of last of … Continue reading

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