A radio portrait of William Notman

Elaine Kalman Naves tells the CBC what Notman—subject of an ACI online art book—meant to Montreal

Notman Photographic Co. Ltd., William Notman, Photographer, c. 1888. © McCord Museum

A couple of years ago, Montreal writer Elaine Kalman Naves visited CBC Radio’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy and provided a lovely look into the world of Victorian photographer William Notman. Kalman Naves speaks about his fugitive status in Scotland, his impact on Montreal culture, and his legendary portraits of Buffalo Bill and the Fathers of Confederation, among many others. Listen to the show here, and download the ACI’s William Notman: Life and Work by Sarah Parsons here.