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The artists brought together in this issue’s thematic section explore different issues related to the boundaries of sexual identity and their transgression. Personas, transvestism, and role mutations are core to these artists’ approaches, as they address various issues fundamental to establishing a society based on inclusion rather than on narrow concepts of identities and, by extension, cultures.
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Bertrand Carrière, Le capteur – Sylvain Campeau

Bertrand Carrière, Le capteur – Sylvain Campeau

November 11, 2019 [originally published in CV103 in Spring 2016] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Kate Hutchinson, The Park – James D. Campbell

Kate Hutchinson, The Park – James D. Campbell

November 6, 2019 [originally published in Spring 2016] — Sometime in the early twenty-third century, a sealed copper box is found interred at the foot of the excavated cross on top of Montreal’s estimable Mount Royal. Once opened, archaeologists and sundry forensic experts find a fulsome sheaf of what seem to be vernacular images…

Gabor Szilasi, A Portrait in Interiors – Alexis Desgagnés

Gabor Szilasi, A Portrait in Interiors – Alexis Desgagnés

November 4, 2019 [originally published in Spring 2016] — Eighty-eight years old. Decorum would have us qualify this age as venerable. Anyone who divides this number into decades will better measure the span of a lifetime devoted almost entirely to photography. We know about the immense contribution of Gabor Szilasi, who was born in Budapest in 1928 and arrived in Quebec after leaving Hungary in 1956, to the history of Quebec photography…

Raymonde April, Near You No Cold – Charles Guilbert, To Photograph to Understand

Raymonde April, Near You No Cold – Charles Guilbert, To Photograph to Understand

October 28, 2019 [originally published in CV102 in Winter 2016] — For a Westerner travelling, it’s quite easy to take striking pictures of India. But what is being portrayed in these images is simply culture shock. One stays at a distance. Since I was in Mumbai to work, what was urgent for me was not so much to take pictures as to understand…

Julian Germain, The Future is Ours, Classroom Portraits – Johanna Mizgala, Between Portraiture and the Documentary

Julian Germain, The Future is Ours, Classroom Portraits – Johanna Mizgala, Between Portraiture and the Documentary

October 23, 2019 [originally published in CV102 in Winter 2016] — It started off in the northeast U.K., where I am based. I had received funding at the time to photograph in six particular schools. I realized pretty soon that it would be interesting to expand to other schools in different parts of the country, in that it was a way to make a portrait of the population…

An interview by Jacques Doyon — From CV113 (Summer 2019)

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