Ernst Haas Remembered
Mike Grandmaison, August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

My good friend Mufty Mathewson (Edmonton) shared this image of the late Ernst Haas, our friend Coutney Milne (who is also gone) and yours truly taken during a workshop in March of 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta. The photo brought back wonderful memories of an exceptional three days viewing Ernst's images and listening to his thought process. He was considered by many to be the 'father of color photography' and was credited with the first 'motion' images - look for his motion studies of bull fights. His book, 'The Creation', was a wonderful work. The man changed the lives of many photographers over the years, including mine. I'm proud to say that my dye transfer print of 'Aerial Flamingos' is still prominently displayed in my home. You may view a sampling of his images at

It would be interesting if some of you also have more photos of this event to share with us. I know that Stewart Halperin ( ), the man who ran Ernst' photo workshops, would also be interested in seeing more photos of this event.

Thanks for sharing Mufty! We sure had a great time with The National Association for Photographic Arts (NAPA) back. Its name was later changed to CAPA - The Canadian Association for Photographic Art ( ).

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