Vancouver street photographer Foncie Pulice ‘captured history’

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© George Diack , Vancouver Sun

© George Diack , Vancouver Sun

A unique history of the people of Vancouver captured through the lens of a prolific street photographer will be the subject of a new documentary.

Filmmaker Melanie Wood was drawn to the work of street photographer Foncie Pulice when she obtained a collection of his photos from another documentarian who planned but didn’t complete a film on Pulice.

From 1934 to 1979, Pulice set up his camera on Vancouver city sidewalks and snapped candid shots of people strolling by, then offered the “Foncie’s Fotos” for sale to his subjects.

Pulice was making a living, but in retrospect “he was unwittingly capturing moments in time and the history of the city,” Wood says. Read more.

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