Photo Friday | Colin Low’s Fogo Island In Colour
A year ago last week, Canada was losing a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low.
A “gentleman genius and spiritual father figure among Canadian documentary filmmakers,” Colin Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film during his illustrious NFB career.
Celebrated for his depiction of life out in his native southwest Alberta (Circle of the Sun, which captured the Blood Indians’ Sun Dance for the first time, Corral, The Hutterites), Colin Low is also remembered for his key involvement in the Fogo Process.
It was there, on a small island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, that he put in place a visionary method that used film and video to incite social change.
It was also there that Colin Low shot the following photographs, in 1967.
Never seen before, these images of Fogo are a testament to the filmmaker’s great sensibility, and keen eye for both beauty and truth.
Enjoy them below.
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Wonderful historical photos; they make history come alive.
The gentleman with the pipe in hand is my grandfather Stan Kinden. I was wondering if I could get a digital copy of that photo?
Colin Low’s work is a celebration. I feel privileged to view the people and creatures and events and landscapes he visited and captured through his vision and his lens. Thank you.
great pictures from days gone bye
Wow! These pictures take me back home, epically the public library!
I just finished reading Farley Mowat’s book “The Black Joke.” These photos are a perfect addition to my sparse notion of what northeastern Newfoundland is like. Thank you.
author of “The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships”
LOVE NFB AND THE WORK OF MR. LOW ,MY MOTHER IS FROM FOGO ISLAND ,SELDOM COME BY……I LOVE THIS INFORMATION AS I WAS BORN IN HALIFAX ,N.S.