Acclaimed photographer Fred Herzog, known primarily for his photos of life in Vancouver and for being a pioneer of colour photography, has passed at the age of 88. His work focused primarily on “ordinary” people, the working class, and their connections to the city around them.
Herzog was born in Germany in 1933 and came to Vancouver in 1953. He captured colourful images of evolving Vancouver streets in the 1950s and 1960s – a time when most other art photography was in black and white. Within his images, bodily gestures, the decomposition of consumer culture and the architecture of the street take on a heightened resonance, as the impact of modernity becomes visible in the everyday life of the city. View his work on display in giovane cafe, located on the lobby level of Fairmont Pacific Rim.