Tag Archives: photographer

Alfred the editor

Toronto. Any photo historian worth his salt knows about the great American photographer Alfred Stieglitz. In the late 1800s Stieglitz returned from Europe and settled again in NYC. He combined the two existing camera clubs in NYC and took over … Continue reading

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Edward and the Giant Camera

Toronto. Edward Weston was an iconic American photographer. In 1973 Aperture printed a massive coffee table size book called, “Edward Weston: Fifty Years” with many of his famous prints plus a biography by Ben Maddox. You may be able to … Continue reading

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Bob Chambers 1939 – 2022

Toronto. We were sorry to hear from son-in-law Graham Yeates that Bob Chambers had passed away this November 10th. Bob spoke to the PHSC back in 2011 along with  fellow photographer and speaker, Tom Bochsler, both of the Hamilton/Niagara  area. It … Continue reading

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the Leonards of Port Perry

Toronto. The brief newspaper article titled “Port Perry recorded on film by the Leonards” caught George Dunbar’s eye. George writes, “This item from the Port Perry Star of Oct. 1, 1991 leads me to believe that the skylights of Leonard’s … Continue reading

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the last movie

Toronto.  The digital era brought with it amazing television, incredible cameras, smartphones with a multitude of devices built-in, digital movies sent by internet or satellite, and much, much, more. It also hastened the demise of antiquated infrastructure such as old … Continue reading

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rapide, Henri le Leica

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, discovered a very well illustrated  bio of that famous French street photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson. George writes, ”  A wonderful bio of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s amazing career was published in 2014 (Henri Cartier-Bresson, Here and Now….by Clément … Continue reading

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Fred’s Back

Toronto. Most places have their famous artists. In Vancouver’s case, it was photographer Fred Herzog who took street shots of that city in the last century. The Guardian featured Fred in an article titled, “Lost Vancouver – in pictures“. The … Continue reading

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a bridge too far …

Toronto. The other day, George Dunbar sent me an article on the Lethbridge, Alberta ‘High Level Bridge’ over the ‘Oldman River Valley’. The article is illustrated with a photo by the late Toronto photographer Jane Hinton (1936-2020). Some of Ms … Continue reading

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Sgt Leonard E Thompson: Combat Cameraman WW2

Toronto. Being a small country (population), and a relatively new country, we seldom see our heros get recognition. Sgt Thomson is a fine example. The Canadian Film & Photo Unit website recounts many tales of the Canadian photographers who recorded … Continue reading

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kids

Toronto. Viennese photographer, ANNA BREIT, is featured at WestLicht gallery with her series titled, “TEENS (IN THEIR ROOMS)” from September 9th to October 23rd of 2022. The gallery writes, “Parallel to the World Press Photo exhibition, WestLicht is showing the current … Continue reading

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