Don Newlands 1960's Canada: A Nostalgic Glimpse



Don Newlands is one of Canada’s photographic grand masters, a peripatetic documentarian whose work defined photojournalism in the 1960’s. Assigned by major magazines, Newlands regularly crisscrossed the country in a succession of high performance cars, acutely aware of the changing social landscape around him and the need to document those changes. Once a bon vivant cavorting with the likes of Pierre Trudeau, he has been in seclusion for many years. His material has rarely been seen by contemporary audiences. Persuaded by photo editor Dolores Gubasta, he has slowly revealed his extensive archive. Newland's natural portraiture shows Canadian ways of life outside of major cities, particularly in Newfoundland. He captured Canadian personalities such as Trudeau (rowing to Cuba), Joey Smallwood, Paul Martin Sr, Paul Anka (in NYC on the Ed Sullivan show), Leonard Cohen, Stomping Tom Connors, Robert Goulet and Gordon Lightfoot. Don Newlands is represented by KlixPix.

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