June 6, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — Roland Barthes once attempted to define the nature of photography as “a new category of space-time: spatial immediacy and temporal anteriority.” In the photograph, he wrote, was produced “an illogical conjunction between the here-now and the there-then.” Some thirty years later, Francis Jauréguiberry remarked that there is always a great deal of elsewhere in our here; he was talking about the portable telephone…
With essays by Suzanne Paquet, Élène Tremblay, Christelle Proulx, Daniel Fiset, Christine Ross, Janine Marchessault and works by Dominic Gagnon, Jon Rafman, Karen Elaine Spencer, Janet Cardiff et George Bures Miller and the exhibition Land/Slide: Possible Futures Even though, in the view of many authors, it seems that we are now living only in the […]
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.
[Summer 2009] The world identifies with the quintessence of photographs. This identification does not occur for no reason. For the world itself is composed of a photographic face. . . . the world has become the photographic present, and the photographic present is fully perpetuated. ⎯ Siegfried Kracauer, 19271 Although photographs are generally flat, they […]
[Spring 2003] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page. Art Gallery of York University, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art et The Koffler Gallery, Toronto 12 mai au 30 juin 2002 Galerie Liane et Danny Taran, Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montréal 12 septembre au […]
[Spring 2002] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page. Abstract Isabelle Hayeur’s work points as much to the idea of “realism” in photography as to that of authenticity of the landscape(s). These are linked issues, since the landscape is probably […]