Celebrating Fred Herzog

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT
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Fred Herzog‘s photos of Vancouver during the 1950’s and 1960’s not only changed the way we see our city’s past but revolutionized the art of street photography. His crisp colour photos of Vancouver’s neon days give us a glimpse at days gone by along bustling downtown streets. In partnership with Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Knowledge Network is presenting a film about Herzog’s works next month.

Robson Street, 1957 Hastings at Columbia, 1958
Found via jericl cat on Flickr. © Fred Herzog, Equinox Gallery

When Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:00pm
Where Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU, Woodward’s District
What An advanced screening of the Fred Herzog film from Snapshot with special presentations by Douglas Coupland, Shelagh Rogers, Gary Stephen Ross, Sam Sullivan and Andy Sylvester. The event will also serve as the launch new book entitled Fred Herzog: Photographs published by Douglas and McIntyre.

© Fred Herzog, Equinox Gallery

If you would like to attend this event and film screening, I have two tickets to give away thanks to Knowledge. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  1. Kathryn says:

    I love Fred H, his photos are fabulous

  2. I had the chance to meet Fred last year at the Equinox Gallery – helped him find a pen to sign books! I’m a huge fan of his work would love the chance to see the film!

  3. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to check this event out.

  4. I’d love to see this film, and to see Doug Coupland live.

  5. David says:

    I’ve always been intrigued by his photography. I especially like his photo of the Smilin’ Buddha sign!

  6. Hora says:

    I would love to go!

  7. Parker says:

    This would be a really inspiring evening – I’d love to be able to see the film!

  8. Katie says:

    I’d love to go to this!

  9. Sarah says:

    Would love to take my dad to this! He moved to Vancouver in the 50’s, and this was the Vancouver he first met.

  10. Eric says:

    I saw an exhibition of his photos at the VAG a few years ago. If we can’t get to this screening, when will Knowledge air it on TV?

  11. Chrissy says:

    Hands-down my most favorite photographer. I regularly visit the display in the atrium at VGH to look at his work. Regardless of how many times I look at them, I always discover some new and fascinating tiny detail I previously hadn’t noticed. Can’t wait to see this film!

  12. Lisa says:

    I would love to attend this event!

  13. Kat says:

    Classic history of Vancouver – would love to go to the presentation.

  14. kyla says:

    I love Fred Herzog’s work. I would love to see this film!

  15. Jason Neve says:

    I’m a big fan of Fred Herzog’s Vancouver, and a photographer doing something similar, looking for an opening.

  16. Laura says:

    Oh yes! I saw an exhibit of his work a few years ago at the VAG, and I was mesmerized.

  17. Jas says:

    i have one of his books, beautiful images!

  18. Amy says:

    This event looks fabulous!

  19. simon says:

    Herzog magically captured Vancouver ‘then’

  20. Linda says:

    I’d love to see and learn about Vancouver’s past.

  21. Kelly says:

    I’d love to go!

  22. I studied his art in Modern Art History at Capilano and would love to see this movie! I also love the new SFU Woodward’s Theatre

  23. Kevin says:

    I have his book!

  24. Jan says:

    I’m also a fan of Fred’s images.

  25. Naveen says:

    I would love to go to this event!

  26. trevor says:

    I never pass up the chance to see the work of Fred Herzog…would love the tickets!


  27. Tina Wong says:

    His photos are amazing!!!! I’d love to go to this event!

  28. Carmen Mason says:

    As an artist – this is the most amazing way to capture your city – FRED H – Vancouver loves you!

  29. Karen says:

    Fred Herzog immortalized the essence of Vancouver in the 50’s and 60’s. The man is a true artist!

  30. Beth says:

    I missed the exhibit at the art gallery and I have regretted it ever since. I would love to go to this event!

  31. Emory says:

    I love Fred Herog’s work -his photos made me
    love Vancouver again.

  32. Amanda Smith says:

    Coupland plus Herzog? awesome.

  33. Zach says:

    Oh, this would be amazing to experience Vancouver through the lens of Herzog.

  34. Lorelei Wey says:

    Would love to go!

  35. Matty says:

    This sounds very interesting!

  36. Shawn says:

    I love love love Fred!

  37. Dana Reinhardt says:

    How can I get tickets to the film? I can’t find any info anywhere.


  38. Ramon says:

    Seeing Fred Herzog’s photographs always makes me wish there was much more like it.

  39. Scott says:

    Can’t wait, but.. I think you have the Date wrong up there???
    Wed NOV 7?? the 7th is a Monday?

  40. Maryanne says:

    I am a huge photography fan and love Fred Herzog’s work.

  41. kandes says:

    im taking a photography course righ tnow and would love the inspiration!!

  42. Nova says:

    I would love the chance to check out this film. Is there place to get tickets if I’m not lucky enough to win them?

  43. Jarrod says:

    So beautiful, I love Fred Herzog’s photographs. I try to see them every chance I get.

  44. David Yuen says:

    Would love to see this film as I am into street photography.

  45. Jeanette says:

    I love, love, love Fred Herzog and did a project based on him in a photography class a couple of years ago! It would make my day to win those tickets!!

  46. Rachel says:

    What a cool way to celebrate Vancouver history! I would love to see this film.

  47. Timothy says:

    Would really enjoy seeing this film!

  48. Theresa says:

    Oooh! I just learned about this event. I’d love to attend!

  49. Rania says:

    Mr. Herzog’s photos have been a more satisfying history lesson of Vancouver than anything I was talk at school. I would love to see this film.

  50. Jim says:

    Sounds like a great event, with awesome speakers.

  51. Greg Geipel says:

    Truly inspirational!

  52. E. Tang says:

    Fred Herzog’s photos are iconic!

  53. Love Fred’s work! He is a Vancouver treasure!

  54. Does anybody have any information on the tickets?

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