Tata, Sam (Bejan) 1911-

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TATA, Sam (Bejan) 1911-

PERSONAL: Born September 30, 1911, in Shanghai, China; immigrated to Canada, 1956, naturalized, 1961; married Marketa Langer, 1952 (marriage ended); children: Antonia. Education: Attended Hong Kong University, 1931-32.

ADDRESSES: Home—1750 Crevier, Apt. 7, St. Laurent, Quebec H4L 2X5, Canada.

CAREER: Photographer. D. C. Tata and Company (family cotton business), Shanghai, China, assistant, 1933-46; amateur street photographer, 1936-39; studio portrait photographer, 1940-46; Trend and Flashlight magazines, Bombay, India, reportage photographer, 1946-48; freelance reportage and documentary photographer, Shanghai, 1949-55; freelance photographer in Kashmir, India, 1955-56; freelance photojournalist, 1956—.

MEMBER: Royal Canadian Academy.

AWARDS, HONORS: All-India Exhibition Gold Medal, 1947, Bronze Medal, 1948; Bombay Art Society Silver Medal, 1948; Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (Canada), 1977; LL.D., Concordia University, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications, 1990.


Montreal, text by Frank Lowe, McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Canada), 1963.

Sculpture from Dada to Nana, Tundra Books (Montreal, Canada), 1967.

(With others) Marcel Braitstein, text by Jean Simard, [Montreal, Canada], 1970.

A Certain Identity, [Ottawa, Canada], 1983.*