Knight, Harry Upperton
Harry Upperton Knight, photographer (b at Tillington, Eng 6 July 1873; d at Victoria 28 Dec 1973). After operating a PHOTOGRAPHY studio in Cranleigh, Eng, Knight immigrated to Canada in 1910. He sold real estate in Vancouver, and in 1917 he established a studio in Victoria. Knight spent the next 47 years taking portraits and creating a vision of the city that mixed Old World sentiment with soft-focus pictorial moodiness. Although his career spanned nearly half a century, and although he witnessed profound social and cultural changes, his style remained rooted in turn-of-the-century concepts of photography as an inferior cousin of painting.