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 Hubert Scott “Hugh” Ackroyd

Hubert Scott “Hugh” Ackroyd

Birth
Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 4 Nov 2012 (aged 99)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 100377814 · View Source
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Hugh was born July 19, 1913, in Victoria, British Columbia. Hugh bid his final adieu on Nov. 4, 2012 at the age of 99.

Ackroyd was originally from Canada and started shooting pictures at 16 in British Columbia. As a young man, he made his way to Hollywood in the 1930s, where he shot celebrity portraits. But he wouldn't make a name for himself until he came to Portland and started shooting pictures of ships and barges for companies that included Gunderson Inc. and Shaver Transportation Co. He also chronicled the natural beauty of Oregon, from land and sky.

Hugh was especially adept at aerial photography. Up in an airplane, he knew how to click the shutter at the right moment, when Mt. Hood and the Columbia River and all the other elements lined up perfectly.

He worked closely with other renowned photographers such as Ray Atkeson and the two of them became famous for their Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge photographs.


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  • Created by: Vita Brevis
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100377814
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hubert Scott “Hugh” Ackroyd (19 Jul 1913–4 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100377814, citing Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Vita Brevis (contributor 47252590) .