Fred Schiffer: Lives in Photos
at Make Gallery, 257 E 7th Avenue, Vancouver
April 16 - May 31, 2015
FRED SCHIFFER was a photographer like none other. From his arrival in Vanocuver in 1958 until the time of his death in 1999, SChiffer snapped portraits of Vancouverites of all stature, including Arthur Erickson, Jack Diamond, actors and labourers, as well as many visiting celebrities including Louis Armstrong and Queen Elizabeth II. Malcolm Parry of The Vancouver Sun liked to call Schiffer "The Karsh of Vancouver," though he was too humble to accept such a label.
For 15 years, Schiffer's work has been boxed away, out of public view. Thanks to the support of all levels of government and many local community foundations, the JMABC has spent the past year preparing the exhibit, Fred Schiffer: Lives in Photos, an exciting opportunity to showcase Schiffer's life and work as part of the upcoming Capture Photography Festival in April and May, 2015.
Please join us for an Opening Reception:
April 16, 2015
257 E 7th Avenue