Category Archives: people

Fred Herzog, Vancouver Photographer, 88

Toronto, Years ago, I enjoyed watching Knowledge Network each weekend via satellite. Sadly, the Vancouver based public broadcaster was not included in the Fibe TV service from Bell as it is SD only (no HD or 4K). Often Knowledge would … Continue reading

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Robert Frank dead at 94

Toronto. The Globe on Wednesday this week ran an obit from the NY Times News Service. It announced that the Swiss born NYC photographer had died at 94 at his cottage on Cape Briton, Nova Scotia. Frank is best remembered … Continue reading

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modernish proscenium arch…

Toronto. In the 1958 issue of LIFE magazine, dated March 10, 1958, on page 107 and later, W Eugene Smith’s work is featured in an article called “A Camera Masterpiece”. A short essay titled “Drama beneath a City Window” accompanies … Continue reading

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a model photographer

Toronto. The Globe Thursday announced the death Tuesday of photographer Peter Lindbergh at 74. The Globe published an obituary carried by the New York Times News Service. ┬áHe was remembered by the Duchess of Sussex with this rare personal photo. … Continue reading

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China through British eyes in 1980s

Toronto. Russ Forfar often alerts me to interesting scientific concepts potentially of use in future photographic endeavours. This time Russ sent me a note on a new book by the British photographer Adrian Bradshaw. Adrian has been interested in China … Continue reading

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you’ve seen Marilyn Lightstone

Toronto. Marilyn Lightstone is a Canadian actress and artist. One media she uses is photography. Have a look here at her photographs. My thanks to George Dunbar for bringing Ms Lightstone to my attention.

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Our Unsung Hero

Toronto. Many of our members receive news of the society via a copy of Photographic Canadiana, but I wonder just how many members realize the efforts and research necessary to complete each issue? In the upper right hand corner of … Continue reading

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logs and dogs

Toronto. Rita is everywhere with PhotoEd. If you wish to see the upcoming documentary on Robert Frank at Hot Docs for free here in the big smoke, Drop Rita a line. The ‘log’ in the title of this post is … Continue reading

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where the girls are

Toronto. We have fought for many kinds of equality over the years. One kind is gender equality. Before retiring almost 30 years ago, I watched Bell struggle to improve gender equality. Recently, our federal government bravely formed a senior group … Continue reading

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Shooting War

Toronto. The Globe is hosting a number of conflict photographers and moderators today and tomorrow (June 21, 22). Last month we hosted Louie Palu, a conflict photographer and this month we hosted Erin Gregory who spoke on the Imperial Royal … Continue reading

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