Celebrating Fred Herzog

Comments 54 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. KathrynWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:23pm PDT

    I love Fred H, his photos are fabulous

  2. Nicole FarleyWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

    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. SanazWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT

    I’d love to check this event out.

  4. Lois PattersonWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:34pm PDT

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

  5. DavidWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

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

  6. HoraWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  7. ParkerWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

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

  8. KatieWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

    I’d love to go to this!

  9. SarahWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

    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. EricWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

    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. ChrissyWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

    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. LisaWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT

    I would love to attend this event!

  13. KatWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

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

  14. kylaWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT

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

  15. Jason NeveWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 5:00pm PDT

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

  16. LauraWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 6:12pm PDT

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

  17. JasWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 6:22pm PDT

    i have one of his books, beautiful images!

  18. AmyWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    This event looks fabulous!

  19. simonWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 6:42pm PDT

    Herzog magically captured Vancouver ‘then’

  20. LindaWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 7:39pm PDT

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

  21. KellyWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 7:59pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  22. Karin @LooseLeafRunnerWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

    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. KevinWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 8:57pm PDT

    I have his book!

  24. JanWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 10:20pm PDT

    I’m also a fan of Fred’s images.

  25. NaveenWednesday, October 19th, 2011 — 11:46pm PDT

    I would love to go to this event!

  26. trevorThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 8:57am PDT

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


  27. Tina WongThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

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

  28. Carmen MasonThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 9:42am PDT

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

  29. KarenThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 9:52am PDT

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

  30. BethThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

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

  31. EmoryThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

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

  32. Amanda SmithThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

    Coupland plus Herzog? awesome.

  33. ZachThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

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

  34. Lorelei WeyThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 11:33am PDT

    Would love to go!

  35. MattyThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 12:04pm PDT

    This sounds very interesting!

  36. ShawnThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

    I love love love Fred!

  37. Dana ReinhardtThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

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


  38. RamonThursday, October 20th, 2011 — 6:45pm PDT

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

  39. ScottFriday, October 21st, 2011 — 12:42pm PDT

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

  40. MaryanneFriday, October 21st, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

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

  41. kandesFriday, October 21st, 2011 — 7:24pm PDT

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

  42. NovaFriday, October 21st, 2011 — 11:40pm PDT

    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. JarrodSaturday, October 22nd, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

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

  44. David YuenSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 6:30pm PDT

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

  45. JeanetteSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 6:34pm PDT

    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. RachelSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT

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

  47. TimothySunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 7:12pm PDT

    Would really enjoy seeing this film!

  48. TheresaSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 7:15pm PDT

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

  49. RaniaSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

    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. JimSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

    Sounds like a great event, with awesome speakers.

  51. Greg GeipelSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 10:01pm PDT

    Truly inspirational!

  52. E. TangSunday, October 23rd, 2011 — 10:01pm PDT

    Fred Herzog’s photos are iconic!

  53. karen SomervilleMonday, October 31st, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

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

  54. Melissa MercierTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

    Does anybody have any information on the tickets?

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