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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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Ernest Brown, photographer (1877- 1951)

Toronto. Ernest Brown was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the bleak northern English town famous for its coal mines many decades ago, on September 8th, 1877, or so the book by Derek Hayes called “Canada: An Illustrated History notes based on an entry … 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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Cowan’s American History: Premier Auction June 22nd

Toronto. I had an email from the Daguerreian Society a few days ago on the 14th announcing the latest Cowan’s American History Premier Auction  this Friday, June 22nd in Cincinnati, Ohio. Featured are numerous dags, ambros, tintypes, and albumen photographs … Continue reading

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early photography

Toronto. PHSC co-founder John Linsky sent me an email the other day suggesting this excellent site for early photographic cameras and equipment. Early Photography as the site is named, is based in the UK and as such is weighted towards … Continue reading

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Photo News 27-2, Summer 2018

Toronto. At the end of May, I was at our latest photographica-fair and bumped into Norn Rosen, editor of the PHOTONews. I said to Norm that I had enjoyed the aricles in 27-1 about macro-photography. “Great!”, he replied, “there are … 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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A suitcase full of photographic wonder

Toronto. Shades of Vivian Maier! My long time friend and PHSC guest speaker Russ Forfar  sent me a brief email Wednesday regarding this news item posted on the BBC. Picture editor Phil Coomes, a photographer in his own right, wrote … Continue reading

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Julian Schnabel at Ostlicht (WestLicht) Gallery this summer

Toronto. Stefan Musil of the Ostlicht Gallery for Photography sent out an email on the 25th to announce that the gallery will host an exhibition of American  Julian Schnabel’s Polaroids this summer from June 7, 2018 to August 4, 2018. … Continue reading

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photographs of those at work

Toronto. For some reason old photos tend to be portraits, landscapes, family or other events but rarely work tools and activities. The photo at left of Bell Telephone Company operators in Owen Sound Ontario is an exception. It shows the … Continue reading

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