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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-4

Toronto. This is our second issue by interim editors, David Bridge and Louise Freyburger who ably stepped up to the challenge of producing the journal after we lost our previous editor, the late Bob Lansdale, last summer. Members WITH an … Continue reading

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January 19, 2022 Presentation via ZOOM

Join us at 8pm on the 19th of January via ZOOM to see and hear Brandon Leung on “Asian Canadian Activism in the 1970s” The poster below designed for our January PHSC News, or the EventBrite link gives more details. … Continue reading

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celebrating 100 years of Bergenland as part of Austria

Toronto. Our friends in Westlicht, are mounting an exhibit originally planned for a November start but now beginning December 14, 2021 celebrating a century of Bergenland photographs, titled “BORDERLAND IN FOCUS. 100 YEARS BURGENLAND“. The exhibition was delayed by COVID. The famous … Continue reading

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steve talks about frank

Toronto. The Ryerson Image Centre is featuring a noontime “Collection Talk with Steve Evans” on September 30th. Steven has been a PHSC member for many years. Click on the “Register now” link below to hear Steven speak on the historic … Continue reading

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all a twitter

Toronto.  Well, it had to come to this. Twitter, I mean. When the society was established back in 1974, everyone had a land line and a postal address. Personal computers were unheard of. Mobile telephones were massive affairs used only … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-2

Toronto. Our editor created this latest issue – its been a bit wild and windy here in the big smoke. We briefly inherited the heat dome that was so devastating to BC, followed by a chilly and rainy period. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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one man’s trash …

Toronto. … is another’s treasure, or so they say. On June the 7th, 2021, Stu Mills of CBC News posted the article, “All makes and models: Auto scrapyard a mecca for photographers“. This article  and photos show how innovative photographers … Continue reading

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a marr connection

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale sent me an email he recently received from Buffalo announcing a new 110 page photographic history monograph  written by Ron Polito covering another Boston Photographic Studio (other than Southworth & Hawes). Rob McElroy of Buffalo, … Continue reading

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just like a Leica

Toronto. When we were first organized in the 1970s, Leicas, Zeiss-Ikons and other old cameras were everywhere at reasonable prices. We had red curtain Leicas, K (German for ball bearing) stamped curtains (these shutter worked reliably under very low temperature … Continue reading

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Kodak goes to war

Toronto. It was massive, heavy, and awkward to use, but with a great lens. It was the Medalist I 620 camera. Kodak built it for the US and British military after Germany cut off the German supply of cameras including … Continue reading

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