Tag Archives: AGO

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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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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discovering blackness

Toronto. Almost missed Black History Month (February). Mea Culpa. The AGO has a self-guided tour called Discovering Blackness in and out of the vault.  The self-tour begins tonight from 5 to 9 pm. Typical of the photographs, is the one … Continue reading

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photos from paradise

Toronto. The AGO was the recipient of a trove of Caribbean history. To quote the AGO, “Spanning 100 years of history and featuring more than 3,500 photographs from the Wider Caribbean Region including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad, The Montgomery Collection … Continue reading

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Edward Burtynsky – Anthropocene

Toronto. I first learned about Ed Burtynsky and his large camera prints of how we are affecting the world when I saw Jennifer Baichwal’s  Manufactured Landscapes at TIFF in 2006. I did a post on Ed a decade later in … Continue reading

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background to Free Black North exhibition at the AGO

Toronto. February was Black History month. PHSC member Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO discussed the background to her exhibition, “Free Black North”, and the influence blacks had on photography. She is busy conducting on-going research while performing her regular … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-08

Toronto. Another delightful newsletter by our editor Sonja Pushchak. Sonja’s newsletters have themes – this issue mixes Valentine’s Day with Black History month. She begins with a backgrounder on the song Paper Moon – a riff on Valentine’s Day. Next … Continue reading

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Moon Shots

Toronto. I get emails from the AGO frequently. They cover various aspects of art and announce new exhibits. For example, last Tuesday’s newsletter covered a number of items including a new photographic exhibit called “To the moon and back“. The … Continue reading

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William Withrow of AGO fame 1926 – 2018

Toronto. I saw in last Monday’s Globe that the popular one time head of the AGO, William Withrow, died at 91 on January 7, 2018. Born in Toronto, Bill directed the AGO from 1961 – 1991 including its growth and … Continue reading

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Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO We celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO to talk about her first exhibition at the AGO titled Free … Continue reading

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