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AGO acquires cache of valuable vintage photos: Here's a look at six

The Art Gallery of Ontario is taking 268 vintage photographs by Man Ray, Edward Weston, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget and other lensmasters into its permanent collection. The valuable works belonged to Toronto collectors Ann and Harry Malcolmson who had been acquiring photographs for at least the past 30 years. The Toronto-based gallery announced this week it had received the pictures partly as a donation by the Malcolmsons and partly through a cash outlay. A selection of the donated works are to be exhibited to the public for more than seven months at the AGO, starting mid-June, 2014. The gallery currently has more than 40,000 photographs in its archives. Among the images in the Malcolmson holdings:

Place de l’opera

A 1931 gelatin silver print by André Kertész (Hungarian 1894-1985)

The Great Wave

An 1857 albumen print by Gustav Le Gray (French 1820-1884)

El Machete

A 1926 gelatin silver print by Tina Modotti (Italian/Mexican 1896-1942)

Parade on Red Square, The Formation of the Georgrian Republic

A 1938 silver gelatin print by Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian 1891-1956)

In the wake of the forest fire

A circa 1925 gelatin silver print by John Vanderpant (Canadian 1884-1939)

Rayograph (Tanja Ramm in profile)

A 1930 gelatin silver print by Man Ray (American 1890-1976)

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