Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Dean, Mickey[1]

Male 1910 - 1997  (87 years)


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  • Name Dean, Mickey 
    • VARIANT NAME: Akpinar, Mehmet Sabahattin.
    Born 1910  Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 193-?-1990?  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Mar 1997  Victoria?, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1344  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photojournalist.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Turkey and the son of a Turkish navy captain, Akpinar emigrated to Canada in 1929 under the sponsorship of Vancouver Sun publisher Robert Cromie. He soon changed his name to Mickey Dean and initially worked on a farm before taking up employment as a photographer for the Sun. During World War Two he was an assistant to war photographer and Sun photographer Gus Sivertz. In 1944 Dean went overseas as an official photographer photographing various Allied military units. After the war he resumed his work at the Sun as well as the Province until his retirement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S935] Times-Colonist, A2, 6 Apr 1997.
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