Tag Archives: photos

1,000 words …

Toronto. Have you noticed the trend? Our ancestors prided themselves on being able to read and write. As the decades passed, the written word in books, newspapers, magazines, etc. gave way to images in movies, newspapers, magazines, books, TV. In … Continue reading

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value of a photo

Toronto. Today, we take photos for granted. Every smartphone comes with a camera. Dozens of shots can be taken on a whim at no further cost to the owner of the little technical marvel. It wasn’t always so.  At its … Continue reading

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the digital dilemma or where have all the photos gone

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, writes, “I’ve just discovered this 2005 article in my files and thought it may be useful. “It was published in the local newsletter of an Apple/MAC computer club. As many of you know, this … Continue reading

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that girl again …

Toronto. It’s always gratifying when I see an email from my good friend and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar. Today I saw his commentary on that wonderful nanny and impromptu street photographer, the late Vivian Maier. This time it’s a … Continue reading

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après le deluge

Toronto. A niece of mine lived in Kentucky for a time and I used to marvel at the warmer climate there. Not any more. The weather can be – and often is – downright nasty. However, it serves to demonstrate … Continue reading

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latest PhotoEd out now

Toronto. My favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, sent me an email yesterday announcing that her latest issue of PhotoEd magazine has just hit the newsstands. It discusses the role of photography in activism. Have a look.

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cars and photos – a natural combination

Toronto. The photo at left is from the VPL (a PHSC member). The cut line reads, ” 100 years ago US and Canadian auto clubs met in Blaine, WA.  Photo, Stuart Thomson January 26, 1918 – Vancouver Public Library”. A big … Continue reading

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today’s worthless junk …

Toronto. … tomorrow’s rare historical artifact. In the 1930’s the FSA photographers recorded farm and rural life as affected by drought and depression. To be sure only chosen images were printed, all outtakes were uniquely marked as rejects. George Dunbar … Continue reading

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see anyone you know?

Toronto. In the late 1960s and early 1970s when camera collecting took off, a subset of collectors included photos in their collection. I think it was a bit random at the beginning, then collectors realized cased images like daguerreotypes and … Continue reading

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before we had polaroid cameras

Toronto.  George Dunbar in his search of old magazines for ads and articles relevant to photography often finds unusual stories and cameras. For example, the June, 1939 Popular Mechanics magazine had a filler article called, “Two-Minute Photo Printed in Portable … Continue reading

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