Tag Archives: photos

Photographic Canadiana Supplement 2-4 (May 2021)

Toronto. This year, the PHSC sponsored a project by students in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Ryerson University. The project will mount an exhibition of images from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren Art Centre at … Continue reading

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PHSC April 21 2021 meeting via ZOOM by Lorne Shields

Toronto.  VISUALLY COMPELLING HISTORIC CYCLING PHOTOGRAPHICA – A Talk by Lorne Shields, Canadian Collector and Historical Cycling Authority. An online Zoom presentation followed by a Q&A session with Lorne Shields April 21, 2021 – 7:30 EDT In a search spanning … Continue reading

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future history

Toronto. The title of this post may sound like an oxymoron but it isn’t. The American agency, NASA, successfully landed an explorer and a tiny helicopter (drone) on Mars a few weeks ago. The helicopter, Ingenuity by name, has a camera … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on Photography

Toronto. Mark Twain is a pseudonym used by American Sam Clemens in writing his books. As Mark Twain, he wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, books commonly read last century by children everywhere including me. The stories were also turned … Continue reading

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priceless memories

Toronto. If you (god forbid) are ever in a fire or other disaster that destroys your home, what would you save? Jewellery? Clothes? Possessions? Family photos? An article on BBC News by Celia Hatton called ‘The memory hunters‘ relates what … Continue reading

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capturing the essence …

Toronto. What is the difference between a good photographer and a great one? In my opinion it is the ability to take a person’s portrait and capture the essence of the person. Bob Lansdale is one such photographer. Much of … Continue reading

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where the girls are

Toronto. I was just a tiny child when WW2 crashed on the scene. With so many men in the war, girls got the chance to do what was once a man’s job at home and there was no looking back … Continue reading

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on being John Malkovich

Toronto. We can all recall famous photographs by famous photographers. A Chicago photographer (Ukrainian roots) who goes by the name Sandro, took memory a giant step forward – he photographed recreations of these famous photos with a huge twist – … Continue reading

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how about photos in ten minutes?

Toronto. 1941, war-time, and as the lawyers say, “time is of the essence”. Traditional photography took hours or days between the taking and the viewing of the results. But how do you get the results taken, and then viewed many … Continue reading

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