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Michael Schreier
From July 7th 1973 to September 15th 1973
Free Icons 2

"Enclosed you will find the front page of a local newspaper, including one of my images in its journalistic message*. Well, the icon has moved complete circle, from found image to contrived image, to found image and the photograph extended. As a result of this publication, I’ve received an anonymous letter suggesting that I use ‘my old lady in my work’ as an alternative. There was external suggestion that the exhibit be taken down or at least that particular image. It is the first time that there has been genuine response to a piece of work as opposed to general comments [...]."
- Internal document (Optica) : correspondence between Michael Schreier and William Ewing, April 15th 1973

* "HU-MOO-OR It depends on how you look at it, of course. ‘It’s supposed to be humor… some laugh at it… others are quite disturbed.’ That is the comment of the attendant at the National Film Board photo gallery, 150 Kent Street. The composite photo depicting the Queen with dairy symbols is by Michael Schreier, a teacher of photography and cinematography at the University of Ottawa […]."
- The Ottawa Journal, April 9th 1973, [front page].