Category: Photography

Glass Ceiling: Knocked off their Heels

There’s a fascinating story behind Jill Greenberg’s upcoming Glass Ceiling exhibition, an exploration of the depiction of the female body and the objectification of women.  The Montreal-born artist was commissioned in 2008 to do a fashion shoot using the US Olympic synchronized swim team as models, and found […]

Deborah Samuel: Pared to the Bone

Photo artist Deborah Samuel’s lyrical images reflect the frailty of life.  Elegy, her upcoming exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, features more than 30 haunting photos of afterlife bones and shells, created with clinical precision. (Above: Cobra II, 2011) -Barred Owl, 2012 Ten of the photographs are specimens […]

Alfonso Batalla: Existential Decay

Spanish photographer Alfonso Batalla’s Landscape Under Construction is a gripping series of bright, modern objects inserted into the darkness of decaying architecture. (Above, Prisoner Balls) -The Joy of Bankruptcy He considers this work existential, “showing the contradiction between ‘being oneself’ and ‘being there’ . . . and making […]

Polidori: An Eye Attuned to Decay

Transplanted Canadian Robert Polidori has a photographer’s fixation on le Château de Versailles, which he has shot in decay and then in restoration for 25  years.  His large format color photos of that royal palace outside Paris form part of Polidori’s new exhibition in Berlin.  (Above: Versailles, Salle […]

Roof topping: Traveling Up to Shoot Down

This exquisite shot by Neil Ta reflects a block of the Bay Street financial district of Toronto, vertically, in the foreground building.   He’s a roof topper, a daredevil photographer who travels up to shoot down. The photo practice is widely catching on, and The Toronto Star just published […]