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John Reeves fonds. - 1979-1992. - 15 photographs and 14 contact sheets; 41 cm by 51 cm or smaller.

Biographical Sketch

Photographer, John Reeves was born in Burlington, Ontario in 1938. He attended the Ontario College of Art in the late 1950s where he discovered an interest and aptitude in photography. He was well established in his career as a photo-journalist by the early 1960s, working on assignment for the Canadian, the Star Weekly, Macleans and other Canadian periodicals. He is best known for his feature portraits of prominent Canadians. He has also carried out assignments for Chatelaine, Homemakers and Quest.

Scope and Content

The fonds includes photographs of Elizabeth Smart taken at The Dell, Suffolk, England, in June 1979. In 1992, the National Library acquired a collection of photographs of Canadian writers, taken between 1982 and 1992: Marie-Claire Blais, Jacques Brault, Louis Dudek, Marie-Louise Gay, Roland Giguère, Mary Meigs, Pierre Morency, Fernand Ouellette, Audrey Thomas, Michel Tremblay and Rachel Wyatt.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from John Reeves in three instalments. [1987-16, 1989-12, 1992-04]

Restrictions: no restrictions on consultation. No reproduction of the photographs is permitted.

Finding Aid: descriptive list available.

Related Records Different Fonds: Elizabeth Smart fonds LMS-0079 [1982-8, 1983-5, 1987-9]; Quill & Quire fonds LMS-0099 [1983-18].

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