a CHPF off the old block

Gears down east by George Hunter, courtesy of the CHPF online digital collection

Toronto. Back on March 22, 2021, I did a post on the CHPF photo contest. Tusday afternoon I heard directly from Nicole Plaskett on a new on line image facility.

Nicole writes, “The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) is excited to announce the launch of over 4000 images digitized through our recent project: Through the Lens of George Hunter: Digitizing and Preserving Photographic Images of Quebec and the East Coast 1940-1990. This project was made possible in part by Library and Archive Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program 2020/2021.

“The images of Quebec and the East Coast of Canada, photographed by acclaimed photographer George Hunter, cover a wide area and feature diverse communities, industry and landscapes from all across the provinces.  There are photos of mining communities in northwestern Quebec like Malartic, French communities in New Brunswick like Bouctouche, and small fishing villages in Nova Scotia like Pictou.  Also digitized are some of Hunter’s aerial photographs both of more remote regions, as well as more well-known sites such as the Bay of Fundy, Quebec City and Peggy’s Cove.

“This year presented unique challenges to say the least. The dedicated CHPF staff and team of student interns had to deal with delays, strict covid protocols, and working from both home and in the office. Despite these challenges, all 4000 images were digitized and are now available online through the CHPF Digital Collections at: https://www.thechpf.com/digital-collections

“We hope you all enjoy these beautiful images and the many others in our ever growing digital archive!”


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