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History Through Our Eyes

Photos of People and Events that Shaped 20th Century Montreal

edited by Edie Austin & Lucinda Chodan

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Photojournalism, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
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History Through Our Eyes is a day-at-a-time look back at the 20th century through the lenses of Montreal's news photographers. The 365 entries reflect such momentous events as the 1970 FLQ crisis and fads like Cabbage Patch Kids and the lambada craze.

The striking photographs are drawn from the archives of the Montreal Gazette, one of North America's longest-publishing daily newspapers. They include iconic images from the Gazette as well as some photographs from the Montreal Herald, the Montreal Star and the Standard. While the photographs are the focus of this volume, the texts that accompany them tell the story of one of North America's most fascinating and news-intensive cities.

History Through Our Eyes was launched as a daily feature in the Gazette at the beginning of 2019. It quickly became a reader favourite, and remains one of the popular initiatives introduced at that newspaper in the last 40 years.

About the authors

Edie Austin is editorial page editor at the Montreal Gazette. She has been at the Gazette since 1983, where she previously served as reporter, editorial writer and Books section editor.

Edie Austin's profile page

Lucinda Chodan is editor in chief of the Montreal Gazette and former editor in chief of the Victoria Times Colonist and the Edmonton Journal. She started as an arts reporter at the Gazette in the late 1980s.

Lucinda Chodan's profile page