Category Archives: people

new tricks

Toronto. Stan White sent me an email the other day. At 91 he has posted a website of photos, poems, and stereo. Stan was born in England and emigrated here. He was an industrial photographer in England and a commercial photographer … Continue reading

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Jim Wills, photographer and collector 1942 – 2020

Toronto. I received an email Nov 4th from our PHSC President, Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw that Jim Wills of Burlington died recently. Mike Fast, who sent the note to both Clint and Maureen Tucker over in London, said, “… He boasted of … Continue reading

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the power of photography

Toronto. Back in September 2oth, I received an email from Gerry Yaum, an Edmonton AB photographer about his ambitious video and stills project called “The Families of the Dump“. I sent it along to a few PHSC members who replied … Continue reading

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a Russian Vivian Maier?

Toronto. Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who quietly photographed the world around her but never showed the results. Her works were discovered posthumously and surprised viewers when the prints revealed her talent and professional eye. Recently, a similar find … Continue reading

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anything you can do …

Toronto. Camera collecting has no firm rules. Some folk collect quantity, some quality, and some both. The late Jim Matthew managed to collect some 3,000 plus cameras ranging from the inexpensive to the exotic. A marine engineer, Greater Manchester born … Continue reading

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Ted Catton (1941 – 2020)

Toronto. Sad to hear that Ted Catton died this past July. Ted was a regular at our Toronto meetings since joining the PHSC in 2008. He did some Show & Tell sessions, was a frequent contributor to all Q&A sessions, … Continue reading

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we lost Mike Mitchell at 76

Toronto. I received very sad news on June 16th from our treasurer, John Morden.  John came across an AGO article written just yesterday (June 16th) announcing the death of Michael Mitchell in Hamilton on May 18, 2020. The article was written … Continue reading

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Elsa dead at 83

Toronto. Elsa Dorfman of Cambridge, MA was best known for her huge (20x 24 inch) polaroid portraits, In an article by Deborah Becker on May 30th this year, Station WBUR announced her death (1937 – 2020). Her husband, Harvey Silverglate, … Continue reading

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Cássio Vasconcellos exhibition in France

Toronto. Our favourite gallery, Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris has extended its exhibition of Brazilian photographer Câssio Vasconcellos’s work to June 7th. Take a look here for a preview. The galerie says, “Cássio Vasconcellos (1965-) is a Brazilian photographer from São … Continue reading

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a wing and a prayer

Toronto. The late George Hunter spoke to us a couple of times (Tales of a Photographer in January 2003; Songs of the Future at the AGO in summer 2011). George took iconic photographs across North America using a war-time aerial … Continue reading

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