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David Hawe fonds
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- David Hawe
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39,300 photographs : black and white negatives
28,257 photographs : black and white prints
11,805 photographs : colour negatives
5,443 photographs : colour prints
3 photographs : black and white slides
152 photographs : colour slides
141MB of photographs : 240 photographs (.jpeg)
1cm of textual records: letters
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David Hawe is a freelance photographer based in Toronto, Ontario.
David Hawe was born in Hamilton, Ontario and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (OCA). Hawe's photography has appeared in The New York Times; The Globe and Mail; Eye Weekly; The National Post; Xtra!; Macleans; Toronto Life; Flare; The Toronto Star; FAB Magazine; American Theatre and the covers of three published works by Sky Gilbert. He has photographed many theatrical productions including Livent Inc; Soulpepper Theatre Company; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and CanStage.
David Hawe lives in Toronto, Ontario with his husband John Paul Kane.
The records were in the custody of David Hawe from their creation until the time of donation.
Scope and content
Fonds consist of professional freelance photography created by David Hawe.
Fonds consist primarily of 35mm black and white and colour negatives. Printed photography mainly consists of contact images of related negatives.
A large portion of the photography consists of freelance modeling photography and headshots.
Represented personalities include many Toronto-based drag performers, Salah Bachir, Kyle Rae, Ru Paul, Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Scott Thompson, Madonna, Enza the Supermodel, Chris Edwards, R.M. Vaughn, and Dini Petty. Many photographs of Woody’s (bar) staff are also included.
Fonds also include photography taken at many events, such as Toronto Pride, plays at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, events at Toronto bars and clubs, drag shows, Mr. Leather competitions, Casey House events, leather parties, coronation of Empress and Emperor of Toronto, Harbourfront Film Festival, Win a Date with a Bartender, Hooker of the Year, Priape Fashion Show, Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League party, Cabbagetown Group Softball League events, Much Music, Unity Party, Halloween at the Masonic Temple, "Cedars" campground opening, among others.
Fonds also include photography for advertisements for Toronto clubs and bars, such as Woody’s, Chaps, Boots, Ciao, Rock ‘n’ roll fag bar, Power (bar), Toolbox (bar), The Barn (bar), Bar 501, Bar 457, among others.
Fonds also include photography conducted for magazines and newspapers, including I.C.E. Magazine, FAB Magazine, XTRA!, Icon Magazine, Points, and Advocate.
Fonds also include photography taken at or for the promotion of fundraisers, such as People With AIDS, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre fundraiser, and MAC Viva Glam Fashion Cares.
Fonds also include some student photography conducted by Hawe during his studies at the Ontario College of Art (OCA).
Fonds also include some personal photography and correspondence with David Hawe’s friends and family.
Photography in the fonds is generally in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives in 2007.
In most cases photography was kept in the order it was received. In some cases file re-organization was done to re-associate related items.
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The fonds is open to researchers.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
F0034 at the CLGA.
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Further accruals are anticipated.
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Description created in February 2019.
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