Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ted Grant ....(aka:) the father of Canadian Photo Journalism

Next month in NYC at the Leica photo gallery , there will be an exhibit of some of Ted Grant's photo's ,  Here is a snapshot ( pun intended ) from Ted Grant's website:
Most of us know his photos , but rarely do we know the photographer behind the pictures.
 Here is one page  from this link:     http://tedgrantphoto.com/

Photojournalist-Author-International Lecturer
Regarded as Canada's premier living photographer,Ted Grant's career covers 60 years as a photojournalist,
He's captured news, sporting events and important people throughout the world
for Canada's newspapers and magazines. He is the award winning photographer behind the images
of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the banister,
and Ben Johnson becoming the fastest man on earth.
Ted Grant is known in the trade as the "father of Canadian photojournalism"
In 1999 Ted Grant and Yousuf Karsh were both presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication.
In 2008, Ted Grant was honoured by the University of Victoria with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree.
Ted Grant is the only photographer to hold both Gold and Silver medals presented by the National Film Board of Canada
for Photographic excellence.
National Archives of Canada:
The National Archives of Canada have a dedicated "Ted Grant Photo Collection"
within its National Photographic collection. This work includes assignments covered during the past 60 years.
Over 280,000 images are organized illustrating this photographer's unique understanding and vision of Canada's history.
This impressive collection is enhanced by 100,000 additional images in the National Gallery of Canada.
The total collection by a single photographer is the largest in Canadian history.
Books Published:
  • * 2009 Real Photographers Shoot Black and White. Sometimes Colour.
    * 2006 Victoria As I See It.
    * 2004 Women in Medicine. A Celebration of Their Work. Co-Author Sandy Carter.
    * 2003 Doctors' Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.
    * 1994 This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.

International Lecturer:
* 1993-2009: Leica International Seminar, USA.
* 1997: Yale University-School of Medicine, Photography in the Medical Profession.
* 1983-1994: The Magic of Light in Photojournalism Photography, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.
* 1990-2000: Kodak Canada. Amateur and Professional organizations.
* 1972-1980: An Appreciation of Photojournalism. School of Journalism, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
Editorial Assignments:
* Chernobyl Children-Russia/Ukraine
* Hawaii-The Islands
* Bullfighting-Spain, Weekend Magazine
* NATO exercises-Norway, National Film Board of Canada
* Oil Airlift-Congo/Zambia, The Canadian Magazine.
* Six Day War-Middle East 1967, Star Weekly Magazine
* Vietnam 1968, Weekend Magazine
* Industrial Empire-Japan, National Film Board of Canada
* Summer Olympic Games- Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992
* Winter Olympic Games- Lake Placid 1980, Sapporo 1972, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992
* The French Riviera-Nice, France, Weekend Magazine
* Oktoberfest-Munich,Germany, Weekend Magazine
* Rome/Athens: Cities of the Old World. Canadian Pacfic Airlines
* The Right to Die: Sue Rodriguez, This Country Canada Magazine

  .and of course if you want to get to know  not only who took the photo but also who the man was ,then you may also be interested in either going to New York in April at Leica Photo Gallery , or check your local library or favourite bookstore for the recent book titled:
 Ted Grant : 60 Years of Legendary Photojournalism.  written by Thelma Fayle
the book lends insight to the man behind those great photos, Ted incidentally has over Three Hundred Thousand (300,000) photographs in the National Archives of Canada,  in Ottawa , Canada
    Here is some info about the book          
Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism
by Thelma Fayle
Foreword by Maureen McTeer
Foreword by Joe Clark
BISAC: BIO001000
BISAC: PHO011000
BISAC: PHO015000

You can buy the ebook edition of this title from:
                                         Cheers ! Have Fun Remember Verdun - LesF

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Verdun Girl doing alright: "Leica Photo Gallery" on Broadway in NYC for 6 Weeks will showcase Ted Grant's photos as well as Thelma's book about him.

Thelma Fayle ( grew up in Verdun/Montreal) after having a successful Canadian book launch this past fall at the University of Victoria auditorium which was filled to capacity .Will now have the American launch of her book in New York City on Broadway no less , at the famous Leica Galleries.
-her book titled    "Ted Grant 60 years of Legendary Photojournalism" will be showcased along with many of Ted Grant's actual photographs ( many of which are in the book as well) Ted & Thelma will be there too. Here is the cover of the book :
the following is an article written this past November re: the book.

Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism

Sixty Years - a book about Dr Ted Grant and his photographs
Sixty Years – a book about Dr Ted Grant and his photographs
Vancouver November 16, 2013. PHSC member Dr Ted Grant sent me a note today mentioning his recent book Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism. Written by Thelma Fayle with a forward by two prominent conservatives, ex-Prime Minister Joe Clark and his wife Maureen McTeer. The book is available in either traditional paper format or the new eBook style. Both are Published by Heritage House.
I looked up a cover shot of the book and who was featured, but none other than Liberal ex-Prime Minister, the late Pierre Trudeau sliding down a banister! So if you have tired of the shenanigans here in Toronto (where Ford is a four lettered word…) then take a read and peek at this wonderful paperback – 8×10 inches in size and  224 pages long.

“In 2014 Ted Grant’s one man exhibition from the book and a launch to the USA photo community will be opened in the LEICA GALLERY in New York, 25 April 2014 with a 4 month gallery showing! At this point in time the book is a smashing success with well over 300 copies sold in a single hour at the book launch! :-). 
“The book will introduce this photographer who basically unknown by name, but many can recall  his famous photographs like that of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the stair case railing of the Chateau Laurie Hotel in Ottawa, or Ben Johnson’s winning moment  at the 88 Seoul Summer Olympics (as fleeting as it was)!”

To learn more about Dr. Ted Grant ,and his exhibition in the Big Apple next year, visit Heritage House. PS. it is a real pleasure to see three PHSC members, each with a book related to photography and in print at the same time!
           the following info is from this blog Verdun Connections:
   Also here is a link to the LEICA GALLERY website, if some of you are in the big apple at that time you may want to see there exhibits or see the Ted Grant photos on display in the Main Hall.
      670 Broadway , New York , New York 10012
      1-212 -777-3051            http://en.leica-camera.com/culture/galleries/gallery_new_york/

    Conratulations to both Thelma Fayle & Ted Grant  we hope the rest of your tour is a great success.

      Let's try to support another talent from Verdun / Montreal & read her book ,also learn about the man behind some of the worlds famous ( at least very recognizable to many of us)  photographs,

                                                       Cheers ! Have Fun & Remember Verdun ......-LesF