Blacks Photography is Shutting Down; Closing All 59 Stores

Blacks_LogoAll 59 stores belonging to Blacks Photography will close on August 8th, as the retailer was unable to keep itself relevant in the era of digital photography.

“Technological innovations have changed the way Canadians take and share photographs, with fewer of us using retail photo outlets,” said the parent company’s spokesperson Luiza Staniec.

Founded in 1930 and purchased by its current owner in 2009 for $28 million, Blacks Photography going out of business will leave some 485 employees, mostly in Ontario, looking for new jobs.

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The RMS Empress of Ireland, a Forgotten Titanic, Sank 100 Years ago Today

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This is my 100th post for DIYPhotography, and I wanted it to be something different. In the same vein as my cinematography posts, I decided to introduce a new weekly column that’ll take us back in time and feature significant events in history, and what those events looked like through the lenses they were captured with. This is my first one for you guys, and it revolves around a tragedy that happened on this very day, exactly 100 years ago. On May 29, 1914, on its 96th voyage into the sea, the RMS Empress of Ireland collided with a Norwegian collier. 14 minutes was all it took for the ship to sink, taking the lives of 1,012 people along with it.

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