Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Photo Friday | The Days Before Christmas

Take a quick break from your holiday preparations with these magical pictures from The Days Before Christmas (1958). Directed by 3 NFB heavyweights (Stanley Jackson, Wolf Koenig and Terence Macartney-Filgate), the film is a sweeping overview of the city of Montreal during the few days leading up to Christmas, in the year 1958. oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/the_days_before_christmas/ The film,

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Photo Friday | Fergie Jenkins and the Chicago Cubs

Arguably the finest Canadian-born baseball player ever, Jenkins began his major-league career in Philadelphia before joining the Chicago Cubs in 1966, where King of the Hill catches up with him a few years later.

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Photo Friday | Farm Electrification: And Then There Was Light

Most of us take most things for granted. Take for example clean running water, or electricity. Who ever thinks twice about being able to enjoy these luxuries?

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Photo Fridays| Check Out 20 Vintage Ski Pics From the 1940s

Take a trip down memory slope with these rare and incredible ski and après-ski photographs taken from the archives of Ski in the Valey of the Saints, and Ski Skill, two short documentaries from the mid-1940s.

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Mark World Photo Day With 5 Films on Photographers

Mark World Photo Day, a day where people come together to celebrate the magic that is photography, with 5 films on photographers on NFB.ca!

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Canada Day Challenge… Accepted!

Education

Meet our dynamic contest winner! Many talented students participated in the Canada Day Challenge, and you can hear all about Sarah’s experience. Maybe you should enter next year, too. Spread the word!

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Justice is served: 11 animal pics, 0 cats

Films

Had enough of pictures of cats online? Check out these magnificent, adorable, and rascally wild creatures from the NFB archives—none of whom are cats!

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As Trippy As It Gets: Series 4

Films

The absurd, it would appear, acts as a tonic for the mind. A recent study published in Psychological Science established that people who had read a particularly absurd and confusing version of Franz Kafka’s (already incongruous) short story “A Country Doctor” were better at discerning patterns in long strings of letters than people who’d read

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REW-FFWD: Remembering Denis Villeneuve’s 1994 Jamaican Psychodrama

Films

Watch REW-FFWD (1994), Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s “psychodrama” about a photographer stranded in Trench Town (Jamaica).

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Notman’s World: Depicting the Dawn of Canadian Photography

Films

In an age when it has become easier (and faster) to take a picture than to brush your teeth, the dawn of photography — a time when obtaining a photographic image of yourself meant a) finding a photographer, b) hauling yourself (and your best dress/suit hat and gloves) to said photographer’s studio c) sitting very,

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Postcard from Iqaluit, Nunavut

News

On Saturday afternoon, I went for a little stroll around Iqaluit. I love the North, I love walking, and I love taking photos. So you can imagine my delight at being all at once up North, walking and taking photos. One of the first things I saw, leaving the Frobisher Inn, was this awesome mural

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