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Ciel variable’s online section dedicated to documentary photography has been enriched with a new publication. Read Emmanuel Simard’s report on Sébastien Michaud’s view of the wood industry and its workers.

Sébastien Michaud, de la série Forest Gardeners, part 3, 2020

 

Under Other Skies

Between issues, Ciel variable keeps an eye out for what’s happening here and there – under our sky and other skies. There’s always something happening in the wild and wonderful worlds of photography, image, and other forms of expression! Here, we share some high points of what’s being created and disseminated.

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In Full on Our Archives

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André Barrette, Fin de Siglo – Alexis Desgagnés, Fin de siècle in Cuba

André Barrette, Fin de Siglo – Alexis Desgagnés, Fin de siècle in Cuba

January 26, 2021 [originally published in CV107 in Fall 2017] — André Barrette likely never wanted his art in the spotlight. That is why, outside of the community of artist-run centres in Quebec City, relatively little is known about his discreet but important contribution to Quebec photography landscape in recent decades…

Joan Fontcuberta, Trauma – Sylvain Campeau, Autopsy of a Disappearance

Joan Fontcuberta, Trauma – Sylvain Campeau, Autopsy of a Disappearance

January 19, 2021 [originally published in CV107 in Fall 2017] — It has often seemed to me that Joan Fontcuberta’s particular aesthetic involves two complementary aspects. One aspect might bring together works such as Fauna Secreta, Sputnik, The Artist and the Photograph, and the Miracles & Co. project…

Emanuel Licha, The Work of Seeing – Guillaume Lafleur

Emanuel Licha, The Work of Seeing – Guillaume Lafleur

January 12, 2021 [originally published in CV107 in Fall 2017] — We are seeing more and more experimental documentary cinema at festivals, at which the programming naturally includes a fair dose of representation of geopolitical issues. Although environmental issues are core to this new trend, this is only one facet of productions that also explore both older and current forms of the film essay…

Katia Kameli, Délio Jasse, Vasco Araújo, Photographs Back from the Void… – Érika Nimis

Katia Kameli, Délio Jasse, Vasco Araújo, Photographs Back from the Void… – Érika Nimis

January 6, 2021 [originally published in CV107 in Fall 2017] — Three solo exhibitions (Katia Kameli, Délio Jasse, and Vasco Araújo) organized in London late in 2016 featured episodes from African and European history, particularly during the colonial period, in which the artists used “traces,” mainly photographic corpuses dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, updated via different media and devices…

NFB, Still Photography Division Service – Pierre Dessureault

NFB, Still Photography Division Service – Pierre Dessureault

December 22, 2020 [originally published in CV107 in Fall 2017] — The NFB’s Still Photography Division was created in 1941, as a Canadian government information agency under the direction of John Grierson. By 1985, when the small unit’s production, now a collection of photographs, became the core of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Division had produced some 250,000 images…


CV115 – The March of the World

The works in this special section address dimensions of human activity that have considerable significance in today’s globalized society in view of the role of technology, the use of energy resources, and respect for human rights. These complex works combine multiple voices to reflect ethical issues and their impacts on individuals and communities.
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Ciel variable 115 - THE MARCH OF THE WORLD