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Denis Diniacopoulos fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the fonds' creator.
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1932 - 1999 (Creation)
- Diniacopoulos, Denis
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0.308 m of textual records
ca. 2755 photographs b&w
ca. 146 photographs col.
ca. 2585 square negatives
ca. 407 negatives 35mm
ca. 1614 slides col.
ca. 249 proof sheets
16 postal cards
2 wishing cards
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Name of creator
Denis Diniacopoulos, also known as Denis Vincent, was born in Paris in 1930 and died in Montreal in 1997. Denis never married and had no children.
He received a number of academic credits from the Université de Paris (1950-1951) before moving to Montreal with his parents. He received several academic credits from University of Montreal in 1953-1954; he also served on the student council. He was a professional commercial photographer, using the name Denis Vincent. He photographed artworks and antiquities, buildings and people, as well as advertising and fashion subjects, and worked as still photographer on a number of film sets.
He completed a BA at Loyola College (Day and Evening Division) 1967-1970. He graduated in May 1970 and began teaching “Visual Dynamics” for the Department of Communications Studies and continued when Loyola merged with Sir George Williams to form Concordia University in 1974. He retired in 1995.
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The fonds is about the personal and professional life of Denis Diniacopoulos as a photographer and a teacher.
There are personal letters, documents, passports and diplomas, as well as various photographs, negatives, proofsheets and slides created by Denis Diniacopoulos in his work. You can also find teaching materials that he used and a number of photographs by his students. There's also various publications to which Denis Diniacopoulos contributed throughout his work.
P247/B Personal Life
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Donation from the Diniacopoulos’ estate and from Dr. Clarence Epstein, Director, Special Projects Rector’s Cabinet.
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Most of the documents are in French.
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Access copies of the Nicolas-Diniacopoulos BBC World Service news tapes may be consulted at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies of Concordia University.
No further accruals are expected.
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Concordia University, Arts and Culture Hub. “The Diniacopoulos family.” Accessed July 2015. http://www.concordia.ca/arts/diniacopoulos/family.html
Epstein, Clarence. “A Timeless Classic: The Story of the Diniacopoulos Family Collection.” In The Diniacopoulos Collection in Québec: Greek and Roman Antiquities = La collection Diniacopoulos au Québec : Antiquités grecques et romaines, ed. John M. Fossey and Jane E. Francis, 18-26. Montréal : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Concordia University, 2004.
Gedeon, Julie. “The Diniacopoulos Adventure,” Concordia University Magazine, March 2004. Accessed July 2015. http://magazine.concordia.ca/2004/march/features/Diniacopoulos.shtml
OCLC WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2005001369/