Run, don’t walk to Montreal’s McCord Museum. There, turn-of-the-century William Notman’s wonderful photographs have captured another era. Not only was he ‘photographer to the Queen’, but through his social connections, he photographed titans of industry, and society VIP. The McCord’s rooms present the photographs enlarged in beautiful black and white. The photographs may be from another era, but Hélène Samson, curator of the exhibition and of the Notman Photographic Archives at the McCord, has supplemented the works with multimedia installations and interactive devices. The final room has a floor-to-ceiling presentation of Notman’s landscapes and local scenes. Sit and be amazed.
A collage! Yes. Way before Photoshop!