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The Capilano Review

Includes photos by Robert Blake, of the following individuals: Willard Holmes, director, Vancouver Art Gallery; Tomio Wakiyama, photojounalist; Ron Dutton, Librarian; Richard Tetrault, painter; Vancouver Mayor Gordon Campbell; Patricia Canning, planning consultant; Emery Barnes, MLA Vancouver.

Vancouver : a year in motion

Item is a videocassette containing interviews of photographers involved in a Vancouver Centennial comemmoration project.

In anticipation of the centennial year, Tom Sutherland and Cindy Bellamy worked with over fifty photographers to put together a photographic portrait book of Vancouver called “Vancouver: A Year in Motion”, intended to capture the face of the city at teh Centennial. Producer/director Craig Sawchuk followed and interviewed eight of the photographers for a documentary about the project.

The documentary follows Heather Dean, an aerial photographer, in a helicopter over Vancouver showing aerial views of the city including popular landmarks such as Canada Place, the Science Centre, BC Place, and the harbor. Sterling Ward spends some time photographing the development of the Expo 86 sites, a roller coaster, and some of the sculpture installations. Al Harvey takes candid shots at the beach during the polar bear swim and celebration on the first day on 1986. Colin Savage discusses remote control photography and swims with a dolphin and beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium with trainer Doug Pemberton. Albert Chin photographs a traditional Chinese lion ceremony for the opening of a new restaurant in Chinatown. Derik Murray was the official photographer of the Vancouver Canucks and the documentary follows him to a hockey game (Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins). Greg Athens does a photo shoot on Grouse Mountain with professional freestyle skier [Darryl Bowie]. Lloyd Sutton spends time on Granville Island photographing the local scenery, shops, and a glass blowing lesson/studio.

The documentary concludes with a scene of the photographers together going through the photos around a large table. The documentary is dedicated to Rick Hansen and concludes with footage of Hansen.

Sawchuk, Craig

Celebration '90 : Dec '88

Item is an audiocassette containing a recording of the Celebration '90 radio show hosted by James Goodman and [Cathy]. The show includes updates on sports events for Celebration '90; an interview with Scott McLellan, photographer for the Gay Games II book 'A Sense of Pride'; and cultural updates for Celebration '90.

Chinatown Business men - Larry Wong

Collector/curator’s description reads: “1920s, Vancouver. Photo of several men who were part of a Chinese business association. Wong Mow (owner Modern Silk Company; later called Modern Shirt Company) is second from left. Yucho Chow (studio photographer) is fifth from left.”

Peter Chow - portrait - 1930s - colourized

Collector/curator’s description reads: “C. 1930s, Vancouver. Hand coloured portrait photo of Peter Chow, the oldest son of commercial photographer Yucho Chow. Peter took over the running of the studio when he father died in November 1949. He operated the business with his brother Philip Chow, until they both retired in 1986. Peter was married to Helena (Wong) Chow and together they have 8 children. Peter was born in 1915 and died in 1996.”

Yucho Chow family portrait - late 1930s

Collector/curator’s description reads: “Late 1930s, Vancouver. Yucho Chow and his family. Back row standing L to R: Henry; Samuel, Philip, Jack, Ying (Jack's wife), Helena (Peter's wife), Rose and Jessie. Front row: Peter, Yucho, Mrs. Yucho Chow (Yip Shee Quon), Anna Chow (on lap), Chong Wong (Helena's father), Duncan Wong (Helena's brother).”

Yucho Chow portrait - late 1940s

Collector/curator’s description reads: “Late 1940s, Vancouver. Black and white photograph of photographer Yucho Chow standing next to a large-format camera. In his hand, Yucho is holding the air shutter release.”

Yucho Chow Studio exterior - 1942

Collector/curator’s description reads: “C. 1943, Vancouver. Photo of front of the Yucho Chow photo studio at 518 Main Street. Chow operated the studio from this location (his fourth location) from 1930 until his death in 1949.”

Portrait of Stuart Thomson

Item is a photograph showing Stuart Thomson. The photo was used during a Vancouver Sun flashback feature in 1955. A clipping that accompanied the photograph contains the caption: "Veteran cameraman Stuart Thomson poses with camera he uses to take many of the flashback pictures of Vancouver which appear as a regular feature on page 5 of the Vancouver Sun. An Australian, Mr. Thomson has been taking pictures in Vancouver since 1911."

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