Tag Archives: Photographs

PHSC News April 2019

Toronto. Sonja has whipped up another tasty treat for aficionados of her PHSC News. Like each April issue,  this one has a mixture of articles blending fake and real situations and facts… fun to read and fun to figure out … Continue reading

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preventative conservation for photographs

NEXT MEETING: Wed April 17th, 2019 Preventative Conservation for Photographs – Chloé Lucas Chloé holds degrees from the Sorbonne  and the Institut National du Patrimoine. She has studied conservation and interned at the National Gallery of Canada,  Libraries and Archives Canada, … Continue reading

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photo engraving

Toronto. Have you ever wondered how photographs ended up in magazines and newspapers, or why it took so long, or why colour was so sparse? The short answer is expense and technology. The earliest books used actual prints tipped in. … Continue reading

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April Show in the Big Apple

Toronto. Just a brief reminder to join the Daguerreian Society at its New York Photography Fair today, April 6th, 2019. Lots of stuff to see and buy – like this 1950 gelatin-silver print of Albert Einstein. You can enjoy April … Continue reading

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Moyra Davey Exhibition at the RIC

Toronto. A Survey exhibition of New York based and Toronto born photographer Moyra Davey (winner of last year’s Scotiabank Photography Award) runs from May 1st to August 4th at Ryerson’s RIC. If you miss CONTACT elsewhere, at least take in … Continue reading

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Portraits of a Digital Canada

Toronto. On April 24th, an exhibit opens at York University featuring photographs from the IBM Canada Archives which were donated to the university by IBM Canada, incorporated back in 1917.  The images illustrate the technological and social landscape of our … Continue reading

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Anthropocene by Burtynsky today

Toronto. Until I saw Manufactured Landscapes at TIFF in September 2006, I had never heard or knew about Ed Burtynsky. His large format photographs were an eye-opener. I later saw one of his huge prints at the AGO during a … Continue reading

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a great use for a camera

Toronto. The Globe and Mail in its Arts section has a nifty column called First Person. The column prints various   eclectic essays written by readers of this fine old newspaper. Last Friday’s essay by Paula Turner Curating a Tour … Continue reading

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Another great photographer – Margaret Bourke-White

Toronto. One of the attractions of the Chrysler skyscraper in the Big Apple was access to its gargoyles for a spectacular view of New York City. The Chrysler Building was for a brief 11 months the tallest building in the … Continue reading

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stereo goes to war

Toronto. During the war, aircraft would routinely pass over enemy territory using cameras such as this beast (used by the late George Hunter long after the war) to take long runs of photographs. Stereo uses two images at slightly different … Continue reading

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