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The author and historian Kate Bird discusses her new book of photographs from the Vancouver Sun’s archive, Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City (Greystone, 2016), with Joseph Planta.


Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City by Kate Bird (Greystone, 2016).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Vancouver in the Seventies


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

A terrific new book out, one that will make a handsome addition to any coffee table is Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City. It’s a marvelous book featuring over a hundred photographs from the 1970s that show the era, the people, the fashions, and the social mores that defined this town. The photos are from the Vancouver Sun’s archives, taken by the award-winning photographers who chronicled a fast-changing city. Kate Bird, who for twenty five years was a librarian at the Sun, and who helped manage the photograph collection there, is the author of this book and joins me now. I’ll ask her about how this collection came about and how she decided on the photos therein. We’ll also reflect on the news photography and its future in the fast changing world of media today. This new book is published by Greystone. Get it. It’s a wonderful view onto the city and told through such lively photographs. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Kate Bird; Ms. Bird, good morning.

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