October 22, 2015 [originally published on May 31, 2010] — “Landscape” photography – that which depicts the territory, the environment, places – is no doubt one of the most widely practised photographic genres, by various categories of picture takers: topographers, explorers, artists, tourists, and amateur photographers.
[Spring 2009] Until recently, a former resident of Shanghai from the 1930s or 1940s, returning to the city decades later, would have a good chance of being able to locate his or her old home since urban development for profit was suspended for nearly a half century. However, as Shanghai modernizes, entire neighbourhoods that were […]
[Fall 2008] Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto September 20 – November 18, 2007 Like those of many of his Vancouver contemporaries, Greg Girard’s photographs – melancholy, colour-drenched images of Shanghai – are very large, which has the effect of enticing the viewer into a direct relationship with the city’s grand architecture and intimate interiors. The images in the […]