There’s an exhibition of Leonard Frank’s work at the Teck Gallery (SFU Harbour Centre concourse):
Leonard Frank was one of the most important photographers in the history of British Columbia. He had a marvelous feel for composition, for making good exposures, for documenting labour and for how all of these would record the lifeblood of this region in what is now its recent past. His appreciation for business activity extended not just to picturing it, but to running his own photo business as well.
Very few Vancouver residents in 2012 can say, “I was born here.” Because so many people have moved to the city since the late 1960s, few Vancouverites may realize that logging and milling operations such as those pictured here were occurring close to the city until 1940. Some of the pictures in this exhibition show gigantic trees about to be felled, or just felled, within two miles from downtown Vancouver, and as recently as the 1930s.
Images: Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds; Jewish Museum & Archives of BC