Notman's World

Notman's World

                                    Notman's World
| 29 min

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.

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Largeur de la vidéo :

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  • réalisateur
    Albert Kish
  • montage
    Albert Kish
  • cinématographie
    Barry Perles
  • voix
    Graeme Decarie
    Nora Hague
    Rosina Fontein
  • *
    Hans Oomes
    Yves Gendron
  • caméra d'animation
    Pierre Landry
    Robin L.P. Bain
  • musique
    Chris Crilly
  • montage sonore
    Bill Graziadei
    Diane Le Floc'h
  • ré-enregistrement
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • producteur
    William Brind
  • producteur exécutif
    Colin Neale

  • SkylerBear

    I was wonderful to find out, through this film, who William Notman was and about how photographs were taken back in the 1800's. I only last week googled Notman Studio Halifax NS to find out who took a photo of my grandfather. Some Halifax Notman Studio photographs are in the NS Archives.

    SkylerBear, 10 Mar 2012