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More than thresholds, borders have become a kind of non-place – extra-national zones – where migrants’ identities and statuses are examined and their statuses held in suspension for periods that are increasingly long and undetermined. In this issue, we examine certain aspects of the crossing of borders with works that explore how migrants are received and integrated, and the identity-related questions raised by such territorial movements.
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MaryAnn Camilleri, The Magenta Foundation – Jill Glessing

MaryAnn Camilleri, The Magenta Foundation – Jill Glessing

November 12, 2018 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — MaryAnn Camilleri is the executive director of the Magenta Foundation. After completing her BA in photographic arts at Ryerson University, Toronto­ born Camilleri moved to New York, where she worked at Magnum Photo for ten years. In 2003, she returned to Toronto and, with the goal of publishing high­-quality art books and promoting Canadian photographic artists, she started up Carte Blanche

Ciel variable 97 – PORTRAIT GALLERY

Ciel variable 97 – PORTRAIT GALLERY

November 7, 2018 [originally published in Spring 2014] — The complete content of CV97 is now available online including porfolios of Pierre Gonnord, Christian Tagliavini and Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, essays about Family of Man | New Topographics, The Quebec Photobook and Tacita Dean, an interview with Martha Langford as well as several recent exhibition and publication reviews.

Pierre Gonnord, Portraits – Pierre Rannou, The Intensity of the Gaze

Pierre Gonnord, Portraits – Pierre Rannou, The Intensity of the Gaze

November 5, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — Pierre Gonnord’s photographic portraits are fascinating for the experience that they offer us. The models gaze straight at the photographer’s lens, and we are taken aback: we feel like they are staring at us…

Christian Tagliavini, 1503 | Dame di cartone – Johanna Mizgala, Mannerism, Medici, and Madmen: Christian Tagliavini’s Photographic Mise-en-scène

Christian Tagliavini, 1503 | Dame di cartone – Johanna Mizgala, Mannerism, Medici, and Madmen: Christian Tagliavini’s Photographic Mise-en-scène

November 2, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — Portraits are deceptively alluring: we are immediately attracted to admiring the faces of others. As we are drawn under their spell, the images reveal themselves to be carefully crafted manifestations that must be decoded to be fully understood…

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, The Way of the Willows – Claire Moeder, A New Wrinkle in Portraiture

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, The Way of the Willows – Claire Moeder, A New Wrinkle in Portraiture

October 29, 2018 [originally published in CV97 in Spring 2014] — In Glasgow, the artist Gabriel Coutu-Dumont set up a minimal photography studio on Sauchiehall Street, a street frequented by the city’s night owls. For several nights, he drew these passersby away from the tumult of the street and asked them to pose in front of an analog camera for a twenty-minute session. The result was The Way of the Willows, a gallery of eighty anachronistic portraits in which the classical composition contrasts with the signs of the models’ contemporary lives…

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