Tag Archives: Photographs

enough already!

Toronto. Do you remember the days of photograph contests? Pictures were snapped on film, prints carefully made, and the hopeful shutter-bug mailed his/her pride and joy(s) to an address for assessment by a professional photographer – or a committee of … Continue reading

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fakin’ it for profit

Toronto. You may have noticed that when any communication channel, article, etc. falls markedly in cost, the con artists and spammers leap in to make a profit. In the USA, when postage was cheap, con artists could afford to swamp … Continue reading

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flowers in the attic

Toronto. We often (at least I do) think about discovering historic artifacts during renovations, This happened just south of here at Geneva NY. Lawyer David Whitcomb discovered an old photographic studio during renovations to a commercial building he planned to … Continue reading

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ain’t many coloured folks here

Toronto. In the 1970s, I enjoyed the local library’s coffee table sized books of famous photographs and American photographers. In these books, I learned of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) program from the 1930s/40s and how it recorded the impact … Continue reading

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ya got mail

Toronto. Any group or society needs to have a list of its members, including photo historical societies. Our society was founded in late 1974 and began to issue a regular newsletter/journal in March 1975. Most members are paying members. That, … Continue reading

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who swiped my photo?

Toronto. Today, people are uploading their photographs in droves. Sadly, while this offers a far wider audience over the internet, it exposes the excellent and unusual to easier copyright violation. The BBC News via a column written on the 18th … Continue reading

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the importance of being a photographer

Toronto. The internet, streaming services, and television have a voracious appetite for videos. A century or so ago it was magazines and newspapers with the heavy appetites for still images and drawings. Any time before 1839, your ancestor had to … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 46-3 in PDF

Toronto. I hope you have enjoyed the balmy swelter of summer as these cool evenings predict the fall. Yesterday, members WITH an email address received another delightful magazine via pdf. It  is  the Photographic Canadiana 46-3 dated September- October-November 2020. This 26 … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. Since we are unable to hold our regular monthly meetings – the pandemic dropped the curtain on us – members received this pdf version of the amalgamated newsletters from our exchange members who gave their blessing for inclusion in … 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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