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The Kathmandu Café in multiple dimensions. more

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Photographer Ross C. Kelly takes repeated images of cityscapes over a period of time in order to create collages. more

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The photographer’s darkroom, with its iconic red light, has long been favoured by makers of thrillers and mystery movies. more

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Mandelbrot reviews Vanishing Point, a documentary by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs. more

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Mandelbrot reviews The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms by Bruce Dern. more

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Mandelbrot reviews The Wage Slave's Glossary written by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell and illustrated by Seth. more

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In his series of photographs entitled Disassembly, Todd McLellan creates portraits of discarded technology by taking apart used devices and meticulously laying them out, or dropping them from the ceiling. more

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Mandelbrot describes the photographic reimagining of the Gastown Riot, entitled Abbott & Cordova, 1971, by Vancouver photographer and visual artist Stan Douglas. more

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Modern photography is steeped in the instantaneous: exposures are so brief that the unassisted eye in the same interval (less than half a second) would see nothing. The modern photograph always shows us what we have never seen before, hence its etern more

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Mandelbrot discusses the making of Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North. more

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Pictoral postcards were authorized by the Canadian post office in 1903, and the next 25 years became known to postcard collectors as the Golden Age. more

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Mandelbrot reviews Snapshot Poetics, Allen Ginsberg's photographic memoir of the Beat era from 1953 to 1964. more

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Mandelbrot reviews Jeff Wall: The Complete Edition (Phaidon). more

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Mandelbrot reviews Vancouver Special by Charles Demers (Arsenal Pulp). more

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Mandelbrot reviews City of Glass by Douglas Coupland (Douglas & McIntyre). more

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Magazine addicts on the west coast have lost their most reliable (and revered) source of supply. Magpie Magazine Gallery on Commercial Drive in east Vancouver went out of business in spring 2008, after fifteen years of catering happily to a multifari more

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The message on the sign under the elevated railway read, “The John Molson Way,” and seemed to have been designed to resemble a six-pack of Molson Canadian. These were confusing signals and for some moments I couldn’t understand what the sign, with it more

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We were trying to find a cover image among a stack of Tom Abrahamson's photographs, which we were passing around the editorial table. A lot of intense look­ing went on, and very little talk, until Eve said: you know, if we want a strong cover, there' more

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In an interview reported in The Life of Yousuf Karsh by Maria Tippett (Anansi), Karsh said that he strove to bring out “the strength and personality” of men and “the charm and beauty” of women—an aesthetic purpose that he never abandoned, and one tha more

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One of the first pleasures of taking pictures is finding out what something looks like when it gets into a photograph. This is often what motivates young photographers, who are always surprised (sometimes delighted and sometimes horrified) by what th more

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