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Stephen Brûlé on Wet-Plate Photography

Toronto. The PHSC has hosted photography related speakers for over 4 decades. Our location or time seldom changes… third Wednesday every month but July and August at Memorial Hall in North York (Toronto). If the venue or times change, we post it here on the web and send out a newsletter well in advance of the event.

We run the whole gambit of speakers – old processes like daguerreotype by Dr Mike Robinson and wet-plate by Stephen Brûlé; new processes like digital printing or here; early colour like Autochromes; histories like that of Niagara Falls – one of the most photographed locations ever, by Dr Norman Ball. Photographers in India like Raja Deen Dayal by Dr Deepali Dewan of the ROM and Samuel Bourne by Julienne Pascoe, a Masters Graduate from Ryerson.

This month we heard about Japanese photography from the mid 1800s on and the Yokohama school from the expert Celio Barreto and the concept of video editing from a professional in the field, Mark Holtze. In earlier months we heard from the university theses writers each of whom won our award for an outstanding post graduate thesis. Printing, magazines, photographers, manufacturers, collectors, and more.

Best of all,  these talks are free and usually come with coffee (or tea) and cookies. Speakers from the present back to September 1995 are on this site under PROGRAMS in 5 year increments. Often more details and speakers before September 1995 are in our journals and on the searchable DVD that goes to members  (you are a member aren’t you – see upper right sidebar on most pages)?


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