Monday, March 5, 2012

Countours: Two Visions of Early Winnipeg

As you'll recall, filmmaker Jeff McKay contributed a Favourite Foote Photo to this blog.

In it, he talks about how he and his partner Laszlo Markovics selected photos for what would become the documentary, Contours: Two Visions of Early Winnipeg (2009).

"L.B Foote and L.L. FitzGerald both lived in worked in Winnipeg at the turn of the 20th century when Winnipeg was one of the fastest-growing cities in North America. Foote was a commercial photographer and FitzGerald a painter who often depicted the same scenes, yet they represent two completely different ways of seeing the city they called their home. Both Foote and FitzGerald left a legacy of thousands of evocative images with the city as their muse as they experienced its development first hand."

Jeff was kind enough to allow us to share this clip from Contours, which features a voiceover by historian Doug Smith.

A film by Jeff McKay and Laszlo Markovics
New Projects Inc. © 2009

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