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FSA outtakes in London England exhibition

  Toronto. We all (well, most of us older folk) remember the fabulous photos commissioned by the Farm Service Agency, now part of the US Department of Agriculture. The iconic shots recorded the impact of the 1930s depression on American farmers. … Continue reading

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outside in and upside down – a camera obscura exhibition down under

Toronto. The earliest known cameras may have been the camera obscura variety. They were often an closed room in an amusement area with a tiny hole or lens on one wall that projected the outdoor scene on the opposite wall … 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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Photographs of then and now

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar who sent me this very engaging article from the Guardian newspaper in England. Everyone has heard or seen the famous Gettysburg address by Abe Lincoln. Guardian has created a remarkable site showing before wet plate photographs … Continue reading

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