1989 | Canada | Documentary,Short

Notman's World

  • English 29 mins
  • Director | Albert Kish
  • Writer | n/a
  • Producer | William Brind

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This documentary short is a portrait of Canadian photographer William Notman. Photography was still in its infancy when he opened his first studio in Montreal in the late 1850s. He rapidly turned his art, and a budding technology, into a highly successful business. Within 5 years he was appointed Photographer to the Queen. Not content with doing mere portraiture, he saw photography as a means of documenting history. With the use of props in his studio, composite photographs, and calling on his background as a trained artist, Notman immortalized the people and places of Canada.

Photography art photographer history camera