Fred Herzog walked the streets of 1950s Vancouver, camera in hand. A medical photographer by profession, he clearly had an eye for the living. His postwar street scenes show people walking, talking, smoking… But they are more than mere documents, snaps of moments in time; Herzog’s use of colour was ground-breaking. In a period when black-and-white photography was considered art, Herzog’s saturated hues were startling. He could make even the greyest Vancouver day sing.
Fred Herzog died on Monday, September 9. He was 88 years old.
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