GLIMPSE OF THE PAST
Fred Herzog was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1952.
He is best known as a photographer who documented the street life of working-class people in Vancouver. He worked primarily with colour slide film, which limited his ability to exhibit and also marginalized him somewhat as an artist in the ’50s and ’60s, when most photos in vogue were in black and white.
However, his work has been increasingly recognized in recent years, with his photos appearing in numerous books and galleries, including the Glenbow Museum. An exhibition of his work is currently at the Glenbow until April 28.
For more information, see glenbow.org/ exhibitions/current/herzog/index.cfm