Teachers Lesson Plans

Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art

1770

  • British military officers visit Niagara Falls



1839

  • The daguerreotype, the first photographic process, is invented in France.



1848

  • The collodion process is invented in England.



1853-1870

  • Platt D. Babbitt establishes himself as a tourist photographer at Niagara Falls.



1904

  • Lewis Hine photographs immigrants.



1907-1918

  • Lewis Hine is hired by National Child Labour Committee to photograph and write about child labour.



1914

  • Margaret Watkins studies at the Clarence H. White School of Photography, New York.



1916

  • Helmut Herzfeld changes name to John Heartfield.



1918-1919

  • Lewis Hine documents the effects of war in Europe for the Red Cross.



1920

  • Adolf Hitler founded the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazi Party.
  • 35 mm hand held Leica camera is invented as well as faster film.



1928-1939

  • Margaret Watkins spends war years in Scotland.



1929-1936

  • Depression years in the USA.



1930

  • Ilse Bing creates photostories for a Frankfurt newspaper.



1932

  • Dorothea Lange begins career documenting the poor.
  • John Heartfield photo Adolf the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk, is printed in AIZ, a German Communist paper.
  • Lewis Hine publishes Men at Work.
  • Ilse Bing participates in a New York exhibition on modern European photography.



1933

  • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor in Germany.
  • John Heartfield forced to leave Germany by the Nazi and exiled to Prague and then to England.



1936

  • Sid Grossman co-founded the New York Photo League.



1939

  • Adolf Hitler invades Poland, an act that started World War 11.



1941

  • Ilse Bing immigrates to New York.



1949

  • Sid Grossman was "blacklisted as a communist".



1950

  • John Heartfield returns to East Germany.



1951

  • New York Photo League dissolves for lack of funds.



1959

  • Ilse Bing stops working as a photographer and turns to poetry, drawing, and painting.



1982

  • Edward Burtynsky graduated from the Media arts Program at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto.



1985

  • Edward Burtynsky opens Toronto Image Works, a commercial lab and darkroom facility and gallery.