The CHPF is an archive of photographs reflecting the diverse cultural heritage of Canada. With a focus on digitizing our holdings, CHPF aims to make these beautiful photographs available to everyone. Whether you are a photographer, researcher, historian, educator, film maker or a proud Canadian, the Foundation provides a window into our country’s rich past.
The CHPF is a registered Canadian non-profit organization. The principal goal of the CHPF is to collect, preserve, digitize and make the archive available to all. The archive connects people with Canadian history through the promotion and preservation of photography.
In 2001, Canadian photographer George Hunter founded the CHPF with the vision to preserve the work of important Canadian photographers. After his death in 2013 Hunter bequeathed over 100,000+ prints, negatives, slides and ephemera to the Foundation establishing the largest collection of George Hunter’s work in the world. The Hunter collection is an invaluable resource of rich Canadian historical photographs, including his ground breaking aerial photography from the 1950s, and his iconic images of Canadian industry, First Nations communities and Canadian life and times.
The CHPF is currently working on digitizing the Hunter collection through grants and private donations, as well as acquiring more historical photography for the archive. This site will be updated as our digital collections grow.
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