Born in Weatherhead, England, Harold Mortimer-Lamb immigrated to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1889. He worked as an editor for several Canadian newspapers before becoming editor (and then managing director) of the B.C. Mining Record in 1896. His interest in photography probably began around this time, and in 1904 he contributed an article on "Pictorial Photography in B.C." to Photograms of the Year, which also published one of his platinum prints.
The following year Mortimer-Lamb moved to Montreal to serve as secretary of the Canadian Mining Institute and editor of the Canadian Mining Review. In 1907 he participated in the important Photo-Club of Canada exhibition in Montreal and in 1910 was elected to membership in the Royal Photographic Society. Two years later one of his images aas reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's prestigious journal, Camera Work (July 1912). Mortimer-Lamb's interest in photography continued until the mid to late 1940s, after which he turned to painting.
Paul B. Haviland
Paul B. Haviland French, 1880-1950
During the years 1908-15, Paul Burty Haviland was a close associate of Alfred Stieglitz and a strong supporter of the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, popularly known as "291." A collector, photographer, businessman, and writer, Haviland was born and raised in Paris, the son of the china manufacturer Charles Haviland, and grandson of art critic and collector Philippe Burty. Following his graduation from Harvard University in 1901, Haviland joined the family business, serving as the New York representative of Haviland & Company of Limoges. After visiting "291" in 1908, he became an enthusiastic supporter of Stieglitz and the ideals of the Photo-Secession. In 1909 he began contributing articles to Camera Work and by 1910 was serving as the journal's assistant editor.
Haviland's close association with Stieglitz and "291" stimulated his artistic talent and prompted him to begin seriously experimenting with photography. From 1908-15 he produced a number of photographic portraits, figure studies, and city views. His images appeared in several issues of Camera Work (1909, 1912, 1914), and in 1910 he took part in the important exhibition of pictorial photography at the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo. Returning to France in 1915, Haviland was preoccupied with business concerns, finding little opportunity for art. Later in life, however, he did pursue photographic portraiture for a time. M.M.