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Fred Herzog – Photographer

Something for the weekend?

What a find, Fred Herzog is definitely worth as long as a cup of coffee takes to drink, don’t waste your time looking at your FB page go here

Thanks to my friend Steve Walsh in Sydney for bringing Fred to my attention. I am sure you will enjoy his pictures, if you want to see them all then go here if you want to see even more and get a full write up try here

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Fred Herzog

“I take pride in saying these are all how we looked, not how we wanted to look, or staged. You cannot stage pictures. That is something I have many many times defended. People say, ‘Well you can stage that.’ I say, ‘No you cannot, and I can prove it to you.’ Many times over, I’ve taken a second shot after [some] kids have seen me, and nothing. It’s a different picture.”

-Fred Herzog

Fred Herzog is a photographer whose photographs of Vancouver in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s legitimized him as one of the pioneers of color photography. It is highly likely that you haven’t heard of Herzog when it comes to being among the list of influential contemporary photographers such as William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, and Helen Levitt, but after looking at his images, you’ll be astounded by his work. Herzog has recently found much deserved recognition from his over 5 decade documentation of Vancouver, Canada, which he has called home since 1953 after emigrating from Germany when he was 22 years old…….Read more on the VSCO Blog here

BORN: 1930 in Germany
1952: Emigrated to Canada
1953: Earliest colour slides of Vancouver
1957: Began photographic documentation of Vancouver and other cities in North AmericaEMPLOYMENT:
1961 – 1990: Head, Photo/Cine Division, Department of Biomedical Communications, University of British Columbia
1969 – 1974: Instructor, Fine Arts Department, University of British Columbia
1967 – 1969: Instructional Specialist, Fine Arts Department, Simon Fraser University

Full details of exhibitions and collections here

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