Tag Archives: Photographs

not this year

Toronto. More impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Quémy of France writes, “Hello, I am very sorry to announce the cancellation of the 57th Bièvres International Photo Fair due to the global health situation caused by the Covid-19. “We look forward … Continue reading

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ninety-nine percent sweat

Toronto. We find photographic collectibles in the darndest places – like non photographic auctions. Edison was said to define genius as one percent inspiration and  ninety-nine percent perspiration. If you search out auctions, like one at Skinners, and patiently drill down, … Continue reading

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stay home – stay inspired

Toronto. By now we have all heard and felt the impact of COVID-19 and its repercussions. The terms – social distancing and self isolation have become common concepts as countries world wide struggle to contain this nasty virus. For entirely … Continue reading

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a snowball’s chance …

Toronto. Many image collectors specialize. Some by process (like daguerreotypes), some by history, and some by topic (like bicycles). PHSC member and speaker, Jeff Ward sent me this interesting link to a New York Times article about a collector of … 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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I love Paris in the springtime …

Toronto. One of the 19th century photographers I admire is Eugene Atget. My friend and fellow PHSC member Russ Forfar sent me a note on Atget et al recently. Russ said that the Paris, France museums (some 14) have collectively … Continue reading

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fin de decade

Toronto. Lorne Shields was one of our speakers in December. Lorne brought his major bicycle image acquisitions for 2019 in both a printout copy and a thumb drive with digital files. A misunderstanding  between Lorne and Mark resulted in no … Continue reading

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picture postcards

Toronto. At left is a postcard of the Allandale Railway Station and restaurant on the edge of Kempenfeldt bay. My mother worked in the restaurant in the 1930s and enjoyed the excitement and rush to get passengers fed and on … Continue reading

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our November 20th talk – Celio Barreto on Japanese Photography

Toronto. Celio Barreto returns to talk on the “Closed Darkroom of the East“. Celio is an authority on Japanese photography. He currently teaches at Seneca College in Toronto. The material on Celio’s presentation is courtesy of Sonja Pushchak and the … Continue reading

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Vincent Fournier exhibition

Toronto. Next month (October 3 – November 3) Galerie GADCOLLECTION is featuring “Past Forward“. Vincent Fournier is a French photographer born in 1970. If you happen to be in Europe this fall, drop in at GADCOLLECTION in Paris and take … Continue reading

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