Subseries 02 - Heli-skiing

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  • April 1981 (Creation)
    Griffith, Greg
  • April 1981 (Creation)
    Bartosik, John

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40 photographs : col. slide ; 35 mm

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(b. 1948)

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Greg was born in 1948 in Sydney, Australia. He moved to Whistler in 1973 to ski. After traveling in Europe for two years, Greg and his wife Pat settled in and have been creating iconic images of Whistler ever since. Greg has had a successful career showcasing the natural beauty of Whistler and surroundings for the last 30 years. A specialist in ski and snowboard action photography, he is equally renowned for his dramatic scenery and aerial images. Greg is the owner of the "Mountain Moments" gallery in Whistler Village.

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(fl. 1977-1997)

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John Bartosik, a prolific commercial and conceptual photographer, lived in Whistler for 8 years beginning in 1977 to work in the tourism industry as a photographer after obtaining a degree in Photo Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (Ryerson University). Bartosik’s work has appeared in advertising campaigns for companies such as American Express, Labatt’s, and Bell Canada as well as in National Geographic Magazine, Equinox, Maclean’s, Beautiful British Columbia, and Western Living. In 2008 Bartosik won Applied Arts Magazine’s annual competition in the conceptual art photography category for an image from his “Rock of Ages” fine art series which features an interpretive and artistic view of the Precambrian Shield. Bartosik has also published 3 books – Sea to Sky Country (1997), Whistler & Blackcomb Country (1997), and Barrie Country (1998) and currently operates a photography studio in Barrie, ON.

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Photographs taken by Greg Griffith and John Bartosik depicting heli-skiing and backcountry skiing.

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Good (January 2017)

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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Catalogued June 2013.
Revised January 2017.

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