Category Archives: people

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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George Tice Exhibition

Toronto. “George TICE (1938-) is one of the most important photographer of his generation. He is world famous for his black and white photos representing the American culture, urban and rural landscapes. His work is shown in more than a hundred museums and institutions … Continue reading

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“… you must have a fantastic camera …”

Toronto. This quote, attributed to Sam Haskins, must be one of the worst compliments ever given to a photographer! Stripped of its bells and whistles, a camera is just a black box that holds the sensitive media (film, sensor) the right … Continue reading

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Goldchain at Tanenbaum Lectures – Ryerson

Toronto. If you were lucky enough to get tickets and  drop by Ryerson March 6th (Wednesday) at 7 pm, you can hear Rafael Goldchain at the Tanenbaum Lectures. Click on the icon at left to see an overview of his … Continue reading

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Alessandro Piredda, exhibition in Paris France

Toronto. The GADCOLLECTION Galerie in Paris, France is selling and exhibiting night time architectural photographs by Italian photographer Alessandro Piredda. The exhibit began on Valentine’s day and runs to March 10th. If you happen to be in the City of … Continue reading

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Andreas Feininger, Photographer and the Family of Man

Toronto. in the late 1960s, I subscribed to the TIME-LIFE series on photography. I learned many things from each book. The very first one was called “The Camera” and on page 61, it showed this photograph by Andreas Feininger of … Continue reading

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Al Gilbert 96

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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unseen images by Robert Frank

Toronto. In the late 1960s/early 1970s TIME-LIFE in their fine series of books called the “Life Library of Photography” introduced me to many famous photographers, including Robert Frank. A recent email from George Dunbar included this link to a brief … Continue reading

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it’s in the bag …

Toronto. Goldie sent along this spoof of a famous portrait by Ottawa’s Karsh. The subject of the Karsh portrait was none other than that second world war statesman, Sir Winston Churchill! American Photographer Magazine for April, 1984 carried this spoof … Continue reading

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Pepita Ferrari 1952 – 2018

Toronto. At the end of last year, we lost another great Canadian photographer, Pepita Ferrari. The NFB fondly remembers this great documentary film maker, producer, and author. Her obituary article appeared in the Globe on January 30, 2019. Ms Ferrari … Continue reading

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