Notman: A Visionary Photographer

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Notman: A Visionary Photographer
Abstract
A coffee-table book containing seven scholarly essays on and photographs by Montreal photographers William Notman (1826-1891) and his eldest son William McFarlane Notman (1857-1913). The Scottish-born William Notman immigrated to Montreal in 1856 and opened his studio that year. The studio was eventually taken over by his sons and remained in operation until 1935. A network of Notman studios were also opened in other Canadian cities and in the United States. William Notman was Canada's first internationally recognized photographer and renowned for his portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and composites photos. The Notman Photographic Archive, containing approximately 200,000 glass negatives and 450,000 prints, was donated to Montreal's McCord Museum, a process begun by Charles F. Notman (1870-1955) in 1955. Many of these photographs chronicle the lives of nineteenth-century English Quebecers and English Montreal institutions.
Place
Paris, France & Montreal
Publisher
Éditions Hazan & McCord Museum
Date
2016
Language
en
Notes

Also published in French under the title: Notman: photographe visionnaire.

Citation
Samson, Hélène, and Suzanne Sauvage, eds. Notman: A Visionary Photographer. Paris, France & Montreal: Éditions Hazan & McCord Museum, 2016.
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