Category: Photography

Photo History – Snow

Visionary photographer William Notman (1826–1891) owed his early fame to portraits in snowy settings typical of Canada’s winters, shot entirely in studio! What did he use for snow? Lambswool, salt and paint. (So different from what the continent is going through this week.)

24/150: David Burdeny – Long Exposures

Born in Winnipeg, David Burdeny (b: 1968) started to photograph the prairie landscape at age 12, making his own black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. He is an acclaimed photographer whose travel-inspired landscapes are characterized by unusually long exposures that result in detailed […]

Sony Photo Contest Winners

That’s a Sony World Photography Award winner (motion) by Colmbian photographer Camilo Diaz. More than 227,596 images from all over the world were entered. See more at the organization’s Winners Galleries, here.  And here’s a small selection of some of the outstanding works, below.

Richard Johnson: Ice Huts

Ten years, 10 provinces, 1,000 photos is the way White Wall Gallery North is billing this exhibition of Richard Johnson’s work (April 19 through June 7, Toronto). These provisional shelters offer a colourful glimpse into the Canadian culture of Ice Fishing. Sheet metal, faux wood

14/150: William James Topley

Ottawa photographer William James Topley (1845–1930) was an important chronicler of people and events in Canada’s capital in the 50 years after Confederation.  In effect, he was Canada’s first celebrity photographer, recording Royal visits, Prime Ministers and the lives of leading citizens. But he also documented significant social issues, including immigration. For […]