PHOTOGRAPHER LUTZ DILLE (1922-2008) left a legacy of black-and-white images of TORONTO

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The University of TORONTO has a varied and valuable collection of 5000 works of art.  1200 of them are installed throughout the University’s two campuses.  The collection is wide-ranging, from the Far East in the Cheng Yu Tung Library, to contemporary Canadian and Inuit art throughout the Rotman School of Management.

The collection also contains a sizable number of photographs, including several works by LUTZ DILLE.  A German-born photographer and filmmaker, Dille immigrated to Canada in 1951.  For thirty years he lived and worked in TORONTO, capturing street life, fashion and everyday people in black-and-white.  The images below are in the U of T Art Collection, and date from the mid-1950’s to the ’60’s.

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<PHOTOS ABOVE – 1) untitled/1960; 2) Toronto Orangemen Parade/1964; 3) Shirtless tattoo artist/1964>

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