Nov 4, 2022

Canadian Photo Archive Based in Mississauga at Risk of Closing Without Help From the Public

From an article by Karen Longwell published in the web site:

The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) has more than 150,000 historic images in its archives but the organization is a risk of closing.

Founded in 2001 in Mississauga by Canadian photographer George Hunter, the foundation has a large collection of his historic images with subjects ranging from early highway photos to anglers trying their luck along the Credit River.

Hunter died in 2013 and bequeathed more than 100,000 prints, negatives, slides and to the foundation establishing the largest collection of George Hunter’s work in the world.

“The Hunter collection is an invaluable resource of rich Canadian historical photographs, including his ground breaking aerial photography from the 1950s, and his iconic images of Canadian industry, First Nations communities and Canadian life and times,” the foundation says on their website.

But in recent months the foundation has struggled, like many charities, in the current economic climate, Nicole Plaskett, executive director of the foundation tells

“CHPF is at risk of closing without help from the public,” Plaskett says.

They have launched a GoFundMe to sustain the foundation.

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The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation web site may be found at: while the The George Hunter Collection may be accessed directly at:

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