Sunday, February 18, 2007

Discover: Fred Herzog

Jackpot © Fred Herzog 1961
I've only recently discovered the beautiful early color work of Fred Herzog. Fred is a Canadian photographer and educator who has been documenting the diverse scenes of downtown Vancouver, BC, since the 1950's. I have never seen Fred's name mentioned before and I don't believe he's had a major show outside of Canada, but his stunning photographs could and should hang with the greats of "New Color." The Equinox Gallery in Vancouver is featuring an exhibition of Fred's color photographs from the 50's and 60's through March 10.

Lucy/Georgia © Fred Herzog 1968
Family © Fred Herzog 1967
Diefenbaker © Fred Herzog 1962
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