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Remembering Barney Charach

November 25, 2013 — 

Barney Charach, photographer and long-time friend of the University of Manitoba, has died at age 91.

The Winnipeg Free Press remembers him today in their story.

U of M president David Barnard and the entire university community sent Charach their condolences, university marketing and communications director John Danakas told the paper.

“Barney Charach and his camera were fixtures across decades of University of Manitoba convocations. He presided over these sessions with humour, flair, an eagle eye and an indomitable energy and spirit, even as he moved into an age when most of his peers were enjoying retirement,” Danakas said in an interview. “He was a Winnipeg institution whose name is stamped not only on the back of countless photo portraits of our proudest moments but also in our memories and hearts.”

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