Foncie's Photos
Foncie's Photos
Feature Doc - 23:00
Bob & Louise
Bob & Louise
A Foncie Moment - 1:00
Children
Children
A Foncie Moment - 0:55
Dressing Up
Dressing Up
A Foncie Moment - 1:05
Vaughn & Darlene
Vaughn & Darlene
A Foncie Moment - 1:00
Single Mom
Single Mom
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
Girls on the Town
Girls on the Town
A Foncie Moment - 1:15
Family in a Shoebox
Family in a Shoebox
A Foncie Moment - 1:15
Dating
Dating
A Foncie Moment - 0:55
A Gamble
A Gamble
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
The Look of Love
The Look of Love
A Foncie Moment - 0:55
Family Business
Family Business
A Foncie Moment - 0:35
Bargain Hunting
Bargain Hunting
A Foncie Moment - 1:00
Look-a-likes
Look-a-likes
A Foncie Moment - 0:45
Murray Goldman
Murray Goldman
A Foncie Moment - 0:55
Nightlife
Nightlife
A Foncie Moment - 1:05
Remembering Me
Remembering Me
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
Posers
Posers
A Foncie Moment - 1:05
Boys on the Town
Boys on the Town
A Foncie Moment - 1:05
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
A Foncie Moment - 1:05
The Movies
The Movies
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
My Dad the Chief
My Dad the Chief
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
Off to War
Off to War
A Foncie Moment - 1:30
Oh So Sad
Oh So Sad
A Foncie Moment - 0:50
The PNE
The PNE
A Foncie Moment - 1:00

Documentary Films

FONCIE’S PHOTOS

Using the street photography of Foncie Pulice, the half hour documentary traces a timeline through the heart of Vancouver telling a people’s history of changing life in Canada’s western-most metropolis.

He was a Vancouver landmark. In 1935 Foncie set up a camera on the sidewalk on Granville Street in Vancouver and for the next 45 years he snapped candid shots of people strolling by. He said that at the height of his business he was taking 7,000 to 8,000 photos a day! People bought the images he took of them as keepsakes of a visit, a time, or an event.

envelope

The film unfolds using these photos, and what we know of Foncie, his life and his family as he witnessed the tide of people flowing through Vancouver’s downtown sidewalks. Looking back on his body of work we can track changes in clothing, buildings, attitudes, demographics, and love. They capture a movement, a moment, in time and in the lives of British Columbians. They give importance to the ordinary.
FONCIE MOMENTS

Using the photographs collected on this website, these short films tell personal stories of the people who came to be at this intersection, Foncie’s Corner. The stories range from hemlines to hardships, from family to food, from love to war.