Tag Archives: photography

unintended consequences

Toronto. Last week’s Globe and Mail carried a column by Rachel Wine on the exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The exhibition is the photo essay Gordon Parks did in 1961 for LIFE magazine called The Flávio Story. It … Continue reading

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Struan on Advanced Fashion Photography

Toronto. Drop by Ryerson this September to learn about fashion photography from Struan – a master. Details of course CDFP 381 are shown on  this Ryerson web page. We posted his spring classes back in April with this post that … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Photography – review

Toronto. Our second speaker of the April meeting was Meaghan Ogilvie, an underwater photographer.  Like Ms Joyce, Meaghan wanted to promote family, in  her case to make better known and raise research funds for a rare, currently incurable condition, Multiple System … Continue reading

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British Home Children – review

Toronto. Our April 2018 business meeting had two very interesting speakers of wildly different talents. After Clint recapped our excellent 43rd year, our first speaker, Sandra Joyce, took the podium to talk of British Home Children (BHC). Sandra earned a … Continue reading

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the great depression and photography

Toronto. As we enter into a tariff war once again, there is growing concern we will plunge into another massive depression. It is worth thinking about the last great depression world wide (the dirty 30s), culminating in the second world … Continue reading

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Ryerson’s Library and Archives collection

Toronto. When you decide to do research on our rich photographic history, remember the resources we have in our university archives. A great example is the fabulous collection housed and inventoried by Ryerson. Member George Dunbar sent an email recently … Continue reading

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the times they are a-changin’

Toronto. The Bob Dylan song “The Times They Are a-Changin’” appeared in the mid 1960s on the same named album.  And looking at photography and the dynamic shift from film to digital is so appropriate to Dylan’s song. George Dunbar … Continue reading

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Alice Austen of Staten Island, photographer

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me a note the other day about an early American woman photographer who was discovered by a wider audience only near the end of her life. Like Vivian Maier, she embraced photography as a hobby, but took … Continue reading

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2018 pano awards entries accepted now

Toronto. Epson hosts an annual awards program for both professional and amateur photographers. The 2018 photograph submissions are due this month. In past years, the winning photographs have been astonishing! This year the sponsors include Nikon, Panoramic Images, Nodal Ninja … Continue reading

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focussing on specific fields of interest

Toronto. These two books by Alfred A Blaker are related to a 1965 book he wrote titled Photography for Scientific Publication. 1977’s Handbook for Scientific Photography is a complete rewrite of the original and covers the use of photography in … Continue reading

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