New postage stamps bear Canadian photographers works

March 24th, 2013

A new postage stamp series is issued by Canada Post March 22 honouring Canadian photographers and their work.

Canadian Photography, which will take the place of our annual Art Canada stamps, will look at the last century and a half of photography by Canadian photographers. According to Stamp Design Manager Alain Leduc, "I see this series as a continuation of Art Canada – these are masters of the art of photography – but we've changed and freshened up the design and the format to better suit the medium."

The initial Permanent domestic stamps of the series features work by early photographers Thomas Coffin Doane, Geraldine Moodie and Margaret Watkins, as well as contemporaries Jim Breukelman and Hungarian-born Canadian, Gabor Szilasi.

The work of Arnaud Maggs, known for his 48 views of Yousuf Karsh, graces the International rate stamp, while Rodney Graham's Basement Camera Shop appears on the U.S. rate stamp.

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