Atlantic Canada: the Cradle of Photography in Canada
Sunday, March 17, 7:30 PM

This webinar is part of the Fred & Edie Greene Speaker Series

Atlantic Canada: the Cradle of Photography in Canada
Jeff Ward

This presentation will cover the first 25 years of photography [1839-1864] in the Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) and would include nationally significant events which happened in the region at this time. It would also discuss the types of photography being undertaken (covering the gamut from sun prints to albumin based emulsions), as well as some of the personalities involved. Imagery would include examples of work from my own collection and from public institutions across the region, Ottawa, and Washington; known portrits of photograhers of the period; as well as advertisements. The presention would aim to provide a balance of material from all four provinces.
Jeff is an amateur historian and retired professional planner. Since 2015 he has focused his research on identifying and dosumenting the photographers who were active in the four Atlantic Provinces in the first 100 years of photography – 1839 to 1939 – in an adventure he calls The Early Light Project. He has been sharing the fruits of his research through The Early Light Project’s Facebook page, and earlier this year [2024] he completed a series of 100 weekly postings on the history of photography, with each posting discussing another year in sequence. He also publishes regularly in Photographic Canadiana, the journal of the Photographic Historical Society of Caanda. Born in New Brunswick, and widely travelled throughout the Atlantic region, he has made Halifax his home for more than 40 years.

Non-members of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia can register for the presentation using the following link: Registration through Eventbrite

PGNS members can go to the members only page for the WebEx link to the meeting.