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TATA, SAM, 1911

Portraits of Canadian Writers Collection. - 1991. - 40 photographs.

Biographical Sketch

Montreal photographer, Sam Tata was born in Shanghai, China in 1911, and has portrayed some of the most interesting writers during one of the most exciting periods of Canadian literature. He is known for capturing the style of both writer and period through his perceptive portrayals of fellow artists.

Scope and Content

These 40 photographs of Canadian authors formed an exhibition shown at the National Library of Canada as part of the launch of the book of the same title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Sam Tata in 1992. [1992-01]

Restrictions: no restrictions on consultation. Reproduction is not permitted without the consent of the photographer.

Finding Aid: list of writers photographed available.

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