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Memorable Manitobans: Barney Charach (1922-2013)


Born at Winnipeg in 1922, he attended William Whyte School and St. John’s High School. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he was responsible for taking photographs of bomber missions over Germany. In 1947, he returned to Winnipeg and opened a photography business, eventually becoming a fixture at high school and university graduations around the city. He died at Winnipeg on 23 November 2013, after a lengthy illness.

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present


‘His whole life was pictures’ … and chances are, Barney Charach captured a part of your life on film, too,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 2013.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 2013, page B15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2020

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