Fonds MS-2-52 - Lionel Simmons fonds

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Lionel Simmons fonds

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MS-2-52

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  • 1971 - 1980 (Creation)
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    Simmons, Lionel

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ca. 12,000 photographs : b&w and col. negatives, contact sheets and prints ; 35 mm and 25 x 20 cm and smaller

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([196-?] -)

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Lionel Simmons was an actor turned cinematographer, best known for his films Stations (1983), Life Classes (1988) and No Apologies (1990). In the early 1970s he lived in Halifax, working as an actor and a photographer. He was one of 17 founding members of AFCOOP (Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative) in 1973.

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Fonds contains photographs taken by Lionel Simmons during the 1970s, primarily of Neptune Theatre productions, rehearsals and people. The photographic format is overwhelmingly black-and-white negative film, but also includes contact sheets, prints and slides.

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