Toronto. In the upper right of page 1 in this issue is the Spartus Press camera – believed to be the first with built-in flash! But Press? A box camera and rudimentary lens?
As the second month of 2021 is rapidly fading, the energetic rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has hit a bit of a speed bump up here while COVID-19 variations are beginning to surface. Nevertheless, close adherence to common sense guidelines brings a bit of sunshine and hope that all the COVID related restrictions will end sometime this year so we can get on with life.
In any case, our editor extraordinaire, Sonja Pushchak, and her team have composed this latest issue of PHSC News (20-08). As shown on page one we are celebrating Black History month with pix from the Jazz greats of the last century. Take a moment now to read the articles in this issue and ease your personal troubles and cares!
Page 1 features photos of Jazz greats of the 1930s in the article, “This Sweet Jam“. Next, in place of the usual PHSC Presents article on this month’s speaker, is the essay, “A Valentine Ode to Memory and Italian Grandmothers“. Page 3 in the column PHOTO BOOK 101, has an essay titled, “When Harry met Eleanor“; while page 4 explains how Alberta’s Time Machine is Broken in the column called, “THE CROSS-PROVINCE FILE”.
Page 5 discusses The Two Contradictory Faces of Shirley in the “STREAMABLES” column. David does his tongue-in-cheek Equipment Review, on gear for a VLOG in “Zoom and the Art of Self-Image Maintenance“. Hilarious. followed by a page of links to BBC Newses’ Haunting images of America’s painful past; how to see the RPS Archive free online; and Canon’s celebration of the making of its 150-millionth lens! Wow.
Not to be overlooked, Page 8 features a poster on our forth-coming ZOOM event – Jamie Day Fleck’s movie on the Armenian Photographer known as KIRK. On page 9, Ivy & Izzy banter again, this time about a “Love Letter to a Stranger“. And we wrap up with the ever popular classifieds on page 10.
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