M2001.60.5 | Notre Dame Street, looking east from McGill Street, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1577.A)
Notre Dame Street, looking east from McGill Street, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1577.A)
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
Date/Time: January 26, 2000, 1:30 p.m.
The remarkable thing about this Notman photograph is that so many people stopped working and looked straight into the camera. At that time the appearance of a photographer was still unusual enough that people stopped what they were doing - in this case, snow removal - and posed for the shot, even on what must have been a cold day. It was also cold the day I took my photograph, and it took many Polaroid tests to find the correct vantage point. Nobody paid the least bit of attention to me, or to my camera.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)