Category: Photography

Photography: ‘Yours to Discover’

In Ontario, Yours to Discover is the slogan on licence plates (although the words are about to change). For Zinnia Naqvi, the phrase triggers memories of immigration to Canada from Pakistan. Her tableaux vivants (living pictures) address common newcomer experiences, featuring props, ephemera and family photos from tourist attractions.

Quick Hits: Antonio Briceño

Antonio Briceño is a Venezuelan photographer and biologist whose work promotes the conservation of nature and indigenous cultures. In a series called “Gods of America,” Briceño creates portraits of indigenous people set against natural and cultural landscapes.

Quick Hits: Hand Coloured Flowers

The always interesting Public Domain Review features these stunning floral images by Ogawa Kazumasa, a Japanese photographer, printer, and publisher known for his pioneering work in photomechanical printing in the 1890s. The exquisite hand-coloured flower collotypes were featured in the 1896 book Some Japanese Flowers (a 2013 reprint […]

Quick Hits: Polidori’s Sistine Chapel

Transplanted Canadian Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, for his meticulously detailed, large-format color film photos. This week, he’s on the cover of WSJ magazine with his extraordinary shots of the Sistine Chapel (below – slide to see them all). See a previous Art […]