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The Malcolmson Collection

Presentation House Gallery
North Vancouver BC – Oct 1-Dec 20, 2009

Alexander Rodchenko, Post Office Vehicle

Alexander Rodchenko, Post Office Vehicle (1929), vintage gelatin sliver print [Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC, Oct 1-Dec 20] courtesy: The Malcolmson Collection

Man Ray, Untitled

Man Ray, Untitled [hand in hair] (c. 1920), vintage gelatin silver print [Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC, Oct 1-Dec 20] courtesy: The Malcolmson Collection

Bill Brandt, Henry Moore's Eye

Bill Brandt, Henry Moore's Eye (c.1964), gelatin silver print [Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC, Oct 1-Dec 20] courtesy: The Malcolmson Collection

The Malcolmson Collection features photographs from the collection of Toronto residents Ann and Harry Malcolmson. The Malcolmsons have amassed an impressive private group of over 200 historically important images. Described as one of Canada's great collections of vintage and historical photography, it was initially built around a core of work by photographers between WWI and WWII. It expanded to incorporate valuable examples of vintage and experimental work from the 1800s as well as more recent contemporary work, both abstract and post-modernist.

The Malcolmsons were particularly drawn to enigmatic images and experimental approaches to photography. Artists include Roy Arden, Eugène Atget, Margaret Bourke-White, Bill Brandt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Geoffrey Farmer, Robert Frank, Germaine Krull, Evan Lee, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Ian Wallace, Weegee and Edward Weston.

More than 40 images selected for the Presentation House Gallery exhibit showcase the emergence and evolution of photographic conventions and mediums from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection reveals how rapid developments in camera and printing technologies affected the development of photography internationally. Twenty-first century photography is represented by several of Vancouver's most notable contemporary artists.

The Malcolmson Collection is sponsored by Helen and John O'Brian. On November 28 at 2 pm, distinguished photography historian Grant Romer will speak on the importance of materials, process and condition in fine art photography.

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Mia Johnson




































Aenne Biermann, Untitled

Aenne Biermann, Untitled [nude study of Anneliese Schiesser] (c.1931), vintage gelatin silver print [Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver BC, Oct 1-Dec 20] courtesy: The Malcolmson Collection


 Sun, Dec 13, 2009