William Notman Life & Work by Sarah Parsons
Release date: April 2014

Notman (1826–1891) left Glasgow for Montreal under the cloud of financial ruin, but within a decade he transformed his fortunes and the art of photography, earning international acclaim and changing how the camera was understood in the late nineteenth century.

Sarah Parsons is Associate Professor of Art History at York University

Left: William Notman, Photographer, Boston,  c. 1888, albumen process, McCord Museum; right: William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, Montreal, 1870, painted composite, McCord Museum

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