Tag Archives: Toronto

history in photos

Toronto. Our co-editor of the Photographic Canadiana journal, David Bridge,  recently sent me a link to a CTV news item called,”Rare photos of 44 Toronto First World War soldiers discovered“. The glass slides are professional portraits of WW1 soldiers in … 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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bright night

Toronto. After you have a great time at the PHSC camera fair today, hang around and see contemporary art exhibitions here and all around the city. For the first time since COVID hit, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche is being held from … Continue reading

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the BIG ONE is back – Sat Oct 1, 2022

Toronto. Remember the excitement you felt attending a PHSC fair each fall? Good news! We are back again in person. The fall Photographica-fair is once again at the TRIDENT  HALL (Evans and Islington, South East corner). It is now on … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Progress

Toronto.  I first saw/heard about the work of Edward Burtynsky when his 2006 movie called, “Manufactured Landscapes” was shown that fall at TIFF. The film was introduced by its director, Jennifer Baichwal. Between a ticket mess-up and volunteers who were … Continue reading

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too little, too late

Toronto. In this June, 1934 advertisement in Popular Mechanics, Kodak announced its new SIX-20 folder. The camera had lots of features but ignored the growing ground swell of minicam sales. My dad bought a simpler version of the SIX-20 a … Continue reading

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Wet Plate Social to be held here December 20th

Toronto. You may recall our previous program co-ordinator, Yvette Bessels did wet plate photography. One of her contacts here in Toronto, Horst Herget, is holding a WET PLATE SOCIAL  this month in the east end of the city (Leaside). Horst … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-3

Toronto. Sadly, we lost our editor,  Bob Lansdale, this past summer. Bob left much of this material to help our interim editors, David Bridge and Louise Freyburger who ably stepped up to the challenge of producing this issue. Members WITH … Continue reading

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going for gold – a Kodak moment

Toronto. The late Jack Addison and wife Marge were very active in the society, especially in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Jack was president, journal editor, CNE Exhibits coordinator, curator, etc. while wife Marge was membership secretary when I joined … Continue reading

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Generation Homeless – October PHSC Talk

Toronto. Toronto-based filmmaker Jason S. Cipparrone pursues the emotional truths behind living on the streets in Toronto. He has worked with the city’s homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic to document and reveal their stories. Join us on October 20th, 2021 … Continue reading

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