Toronto gallery buys Vivian Maier collection despite ongoing battle over copyright

Vivian Maier Negative

A legal battle over Vivian Maier’s estate has put the work on indefinite hold as the courts decide who owns the copyright. In spite of this controversy, Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery decided to buy Jeffrey Goldstein’s entire collection of Vivian Maier negatives. Karl Edwards of interviews Stephen to get his perspective on the future of Maier’s work. [read more]

No more bad selfies: Vancouver web startup hopes to offer Hotwire-style discounts for pro photography

No more bad selfies: Vancouver web startup hopes to offer Hotwire-style discounts for pro photography

A new B.C. web company will connect professional photographers for steeply discounted photo shoots with customers who are tired of hastily snapped cellphone photos and blurry selfies. 51 Moments, a Vancouver-based startup, offers a service that’s unique, according to founder Alex Black. Using the website, customers can book a photo shoot with a professional… [read more]

Finding Vivian Maier | Watch the fascinating documentary online at TVO

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary film that traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. When Vivian Maier died in 2009 at age eighty-three, she left behind… [read more]

Actress Mischa Barton is “Strong and Serene” in an exclusive photo shoot with Canadian photographer Benjamin Kanarek


February 2014, Mischa Barton was in Paris, staying at the luxurious Royal Monceau Hotel for a few days. While in “The City of Lights”, Mischa sat for a very special full-day studio shoot with Canadian fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek in timeless black and white styling chosen by Adèle Cany. Hair by Raynald, Makeup DIOR by… [read more]

Dan Bannister’s latest promo showcases new work while highlighting efforts of hard working photo assistants


These great images were produced by Calgary photographer Dan Bannister for a unique promotional piece that showcases some of his new work, while also highlighting the efforts of his hard working photo assistants. This is a promo I did for clients recently. It’s a sketchbook and the theme is “The Assistants”. Basically, I paired up… [read more]

Major Collection of Allen Ginsberg Photos Donated to the University of Toronto

Allen Ginsberg self portrait

The University of Toronto is home to the world’s largest collection of photographs by the late beat poet Allen Ginsberg thanks to a donation by the Larry & Cookie Rossy Family Foundation. The 7,686 photographs housed in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and 236 silver gelatin prints at the University of Toronto Art Centre… [read more]

Only a few days left to apply for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

Tom Hanson Photojournalis Award

Only a few days remain for Canadian photojournalists early in their careers to apply for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. The deadline is this Thursday, Jan. 9. Photojournalists who have been in the business less than five years are eligible to apply for a paid internship with The Canadian Press. Complete award criteria and application instructions, along with the… [read more]

CanPhoto Profile: Part two of our interview with Che Kothari of The Manifesto


Che Kothari is an award-winning community leader, teacher and photographer who is most well-known for being one of the founders of Manifesto Community Projects – an innovative non-profit, grassroots organization whose mission is to empower young people through culture, while working to unite and energize diverse youth arts communities in Toronto and beyond. CanPhoto contributor Ajani Charles sat down… [read more]

CanPhoto Profile: Ten questions with Whitehorse photographer Cathie Archbould


We’re kicking off a new series of Q&A’s with Canadian photographers this month, starting with a profile of Cathie Archbould. Cathie is based in Whitehorse, Yukon but she covers the entire Western Arctic and has two decades of experience in corporate, commercial, industrial and editorial photography. Cathie has developed a reputation for capturing the essence… [read more]

Heliskiing portrait shoot: Behind the scenes with Darren Hull and Tim Feeny on assignment for Canadian Business Magazine

mica heliskiing darren hull

Vancouver photographer Darren Hull had an assignment recently that took him up to Revelstoke, BC to shoot some environmental portraits of the President of Mica Heliskiing, Paul Norrie. It was a great assignment for Canadian Business Magazine and Darren wanted to document the shoot with a behind the scenes video. All it took was one quick message to videographer Tim Feeny, and he jumped on board to capture a BTS video of the adventure. [read more]