Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

National Film Board of Canada, Still Photography Division[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]



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  • Name National Film Board of Canada, Still Photography Division  
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1939-1984  Ottawa, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1939-1984  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1183  Camera Workers | N, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Government.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established as a branch of the NFB, the Still Photography Division, as its name implied, documented Canadian life through still photographs. Within a decade of its creation, the division employed six full-time photographers, some of whom travelled through British Columbia on assignment. Among these photographers who captured aspects of life in BC during the 1940s were George Hunter, Ronny Jacques, Jack V. Long, Gar Lunney, Nicholas Morant, and Harry Rowed. The division and its successor actively circulated these photographs through travelling exhibits.

      In January 1985 the Still Photography Division was closed and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) established as its successor.

      The CMCP's own building at 1 Rideau Canal, Ottawa, was opened in May 1992, but permanently closed in 2009 and the collections transferred to the National Gallery of Canada.

      As of 2015-2016 the Canadian Photography Institute within the National Gallery of Canada incorporates the NGC's photography holdings, the CMCP's collections and those of the former NFB Still Photography Division.

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.
      Negatives

    2. [S1013] COLLECTION: OOCPI.
      Prints

    3. [S361] National Film of Canada, Still Photography Division (1984), (Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers, 1984).

    4. [S234] Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (1999), Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, (Ottawa, ON: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1999).

    5. [S638] Payne (2013), Carol Payne, (Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013), 770.971 PAY.