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American girl in Italy 1951

Toronto. You may recall this photograph or its maker, Ruth Orkin, but do you recall the name of the girl or the circumstances? No? Well, the girl is artist Ninalee (Allen) Craig who died recently at age 90 in Toronto … Continue reading

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Marge Addison, the first PHSC Membership Secretary

Toronto. We were saddened to learn that the first membership secretary of the PHSC has passed away.  Marge held the post from 1974 to 1981. She was membership secretary in 1975 when I joined the PHSC. She and husband Jack … Continue reading

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William Withrow of AGO fame 1926 – 2018

Toronto. I saw in last Monday’s Globe that the popular one time head of the AGO, William Withrow, died at 91 on January 7, 2018. Born in Toronto, Bill directed the AGO from 1961 – 1991 including its growth and … Continue reading

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Grant Munro dead at 94

Toronto. Years ago, Grant Munro of  the National Film Board (NFB) made animated films that were Oscar contenders. Ironically,  Grant never owned a computer or cell phone! Grant created all his animations manually since the NFB of the day was without … Continue reading

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Sam Schlifer – December 18, 2017

Toronto. Our good friend and fellow PHSC member Sam Schlifer passed away this past Monday, December 18, 2017. I last saw and spoke with Sam at our fall fair on October 15th. Sam joined the PHSC back in 1980. Amongst … Continue reading

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Nikola (Nick) Njegovan 1944 – 2017

Toronto. Nick passed away a few months back on July 3, 2017 at McNally House in Grimsby, Ontario. Nick  was a well respected teacher of Photography. He joined our society in 2004 and was a frequent exhibitor at our fairs. … Continue reading

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Artist of the Portrait – John Reeves, 78

Toronto.  As I read the Globe this morning I saw an obituary for the famous Toronto photographer John Reeves. Born in Hamilton, Ontario in April, 1938, Reeves had a career as both a portrait photographer and a CBC broadcaster. John attended … Continue reading

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We Have a remarkable Editor

Toronto. As I ate breakfast last Friday (Nov 4th), I read with interest the Globe’s obituary for Kelly Gotlieb, the father of Canadian computing. Gotlieb earned that title when while  associated with the U of T, he imported Canada’s earliest computer … Continue reading

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Dave Eve Passes

Toronto. Russ Forfar gave me a heads up that Dave Eve died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Oakville General Hospital. Dave was a member of the PHSC in the early days. Dave also repaired Leica Screw mount cameras and … Continue reading

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Newsletter 15-5

Toronto. Editor DavidBridge has put together another colourful and entertaining edition of the PHSC Newsletter which went out last night to our distribution lists. Next week’s speaker at the Toronto meeting, Mr Ralph Beaumont, is introduced. Ralph will speak on his … Continue reading

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