Antigonish Daguerreotypes The George Eastman House released a 12-part video series last month that examines the history of photography from the perspective of its technology. Photographic Processes Series, available on YouTube, starts with the silhouette and traces photography’s development through daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, Kodachrome, and right up to digital.  Scroll down for two daguerreotpye photographs of unidentified persons from the archives of […]

Main Street Antigonish, c 1950

  Main Street, Antigonish, c 1950. Photograph Courtesy of Mary Rose Wong This photo was taken from an upper floor of a building on the South Side of Main Street.  Any speculations?   Many of the photos in Mary Rose’s collection were taken by her mother, Molly Wong.  Her unusual perspective allows us to see […]

Vancouver Then and Now Series     The Vancouver Then and Now Series includes  photographs of Downtown, Gastown, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, and the North Shore. A very effective interactive presentation of Then and Now, in which you simply follow these instructions: Mouse over images with red borders to see into the past. For mobile tap once. Tap again outside […]

Object: Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909-1949

    Max Burchartz, “Lotte (Eye)” (1928), gelatin silver print, 11 7/8 x 15 3/4 in (30.2 x 40 cm), the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection, acquired through the generosity of Peter Norton (© 2014 Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn) (all photos courtesy of the Museum of Modern […]

The Complete Jane Bown: An Interactive Guide to her Lifetime in Photographs

      “SHARP-ELBOWED”:  Jane Bown among a scrum of male photographers fighting for a shot of Bette Davis at the London Palladium, 1975. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images Jane Bown, born March 13 1925, died December 21 2014 The Observer published its first Jane Bown photograph in December 1949, initiating a romance between Britain’s […]

Iconic 1953 Hockey Photo

This iconic photo showed up on Facebook as an inquiry about the circumstances.  I figured a hockey town like Antigonish might be a good source for more information.   Please share any comments or memories of this game  on this site. Here are some of the comments so far on FB:  I took this from […]

Dorothea Lange’s 1936 iconic photograph of the Great Depression

MIGRANT MOTHER: Photographer Dorothea Lange, 1936   This iconic photo of the Migrant Mother taken in California by Dorothea Lange during the Great Depression, acknowledges the power of black and white photography to enter the national conference.  But this is also a story of the inequality between the photographer and the photographed: Yet it seems […]

Afghani Photo-Artist Hanifa Alzida refused visa to enter Canada to exhibit her photography A prominent Afghan artist celebrated in several countries for her dramatic photos illustrating the silencing of women is being denied the opportunity to speak in Ottawa by the Canadian government.   Hanifa Alizada, a photo-artist and art teacher at Kabul University, has been refused a visa to enter Canada to deliver a speech about […]

Enter Your Own Historic Photos This site offers an invitation to enter your own historic photos, which are then rated.  The photos to date range from Elvis to Einstein. The one generating the most points is of a lone man refusing to give the Nazi salute in 1936. Here are two photos that are explicitly art for health.   […]

BOW DOWN: Queens in Art – An Exhibit at Smith College Museum of Art

What exactly we see when we look at a queen is now the subject of BOW DOWN: Queens in Art, a historical survey at Smith College. Its prints, drawings, and photographs of women ranging from Marie Antoinette to Queen Victoria suggest that our perception of royal ladies may rely more on how they are depicted than it […]