Canada 150: Iconic photos chosen for 5-year stamp series
Five iconic photographs have been chosen for the final stamp issue in Canada Post’s Canadian Photography series, which aims to celebrate Canada’s 150 years.
The domestic stamps feature the images of 5 renowned photographers, whose work is considered an overview of photography as an art form over the past 150 years.
The photographers featured in the stamp series are:
– Claire Beaugrand-Champagne, Quebec’s first female press photographer and renowned for her documentary images
– Robert Bourdeau, known for his large-format photographs and his work focusing on traditional landscapes, architecture and still life
– Gilbert Duclos, known for photos that reflect street humanism
– Samuel McLaughlin, the Province of Canada’s first official photographer in 1861
– William James Topley, known for his photos of Canada’s early political leaders
The domestic-rate stamps, measuring 36 mm by 30 mm and featuring lithography in a four-color process and two special inks, are available in a book of 10 on the Canada Post shop. They also contain a special Canada 150 logo which is visible only in black light. The booklet also comes with two souvenir sheets measuring 150 mm by 75 mm.