Fred Herzog was born in Germany, emigrating to Canada in 1952. He has been active in Vancouver's art scene for more than forty years. He worked as a medical photographer from 1957 to 1990, as associate director of the UBC Department of Biomedical Communication, and also taught at Simon Fraser University. During that time he participated in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and UBC Fine Arts Gallery. His passion for photography resulted in a large body of work depicting Vancouver during the postwar era, at a time when capitalism and consumer culture was burgeoning.
Fred’s work was produced on Kodachrome, a colour slide film that was difficult to work with in a spontaneous fashion. His use of colour was unusual in the 1950s and 60s, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery.
Read this interesting interview on Fred HERE.