Manitoba Photographers: Edward Matthews (c1909-1983)

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He was a photographer at Winnipeg for over 50 years, the last 28 years of which were at Matthews Photo Studio on Sherbrook Street. He was a military photographer for District 10 for two years, and official photographer to HMCS Chippewa for the duration of the Second World War. He formed the Western Canadian Photographers Association in 1946 and later the Professional Photographers Association of Manitoba. He was a member of the Manitoba Camera Club from 1950 to 1968 and served as Program Chairman, President, and Print Judge. In 1956, he organized a photograph competition on the grounds of the Red River Exhibition which continued under his organization for 16 years. He died at Winnipeg on 11 February 1983.

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396 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1983, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2016

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