|Photo by Simon Bell|
Maclean's has published a profile of "the most famous photographer you've never heard of" -- George Hunter. Jody White writes that if you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you've probably seen on of Hunter's pix, whether on the $5, $10, and $50 bills as well as two stamps or in public places and private galleries. Among his most famous magazine work was a 12-page portfolio of the U.S. photographed from the air at night for TIME magazine.
Photographers get a raw deal in Canada, where they’re just barely more famous than poets. Apart from the late Karsh brothers or Ed Burtynsky (of Manufactured Landscapes fame), the average Canadian would have a hard time naming a top photographer. Despite his extensive body of work, Hunter is as inconspicuous as they come.Hunter, who is 90, lives in Mississauga now, where he maintains a studio.