Tag: Photography

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 […]

Sarah Anne Johnson’s Arctic Wonderland

Sarah Anne Johnson has had a significant impact on Canadian photography, as winner of the Grange Prize, as a focal point of numerous exhibits and as a rising international star who represents this country abroad.   Her work is in New York’s Guggenheim Museum and she has taught photography […]

Robyn Cumming: ‘Simultaneously Seduced & Repelled’

Robyn Cumming’s ever evolving and sometimes disturbing work is featured at next month’s Photorama, the 25th anniversary of  the Toronto Photographers Workshop annual fundraising exhibit. Her extensive body of work sometimes is a challenge to interpret,  something the Toronto-based photo artist acknowledges. There is a strangeness to how […]

Delhi-based Canadian Gauri Gill wins Grange Prize

Delhi-based artist Gauri Gill has won the 2011 Grange Prize, Canada’s largest cash award for photography, for her work capturing marginalized communities, migrants and modernity.  Voting by the public determines the winner in this national competition. Read more here. See a previous post on Canadian Art Junkie about […]

Who Doesn’t Love a Trailer Park Party?

The elegant pop-culture themes of Anthony Redpath’s work are captivating, whether in the story-style trailer park shot (above: Trailer Park Party – lightjet output on chromogenic print) or the straight-up photography of industrial locations. Vancouver-based, Redpath is a well known commercial photographer with a high profile portfolio. But […]