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  • Lynne Marsh, Timpini on Stage, 2011, impression Chromira, 63 x 78 cm, permission de la galerie Donald Browne. © Lynne Marsh

    Lynne Marsh, Stage Backstage – Sylvain Campeau

    June 21, 2017 [originally published in French in CV91 in Spring 2012] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

  • The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada ed. Carol Payne and Andrea Kunard. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011

    The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada – Cheryl Simon

    June 19, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — This Is Not a History of Canadian Photography. Less a history of Canadian photography, more a Canadian history told through photography, The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada considers how photographic representation is deployed to shape identity. Co-edited by Carleton University professor Carol Payne and Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography curator Andrea Kunard, the book represents the most extensive contribution to scholarship on Canadian photography ...

  • Nathalie Boulouch, Le ciel est bleu. Une histoire de la photographie couleur Paris, Les éditions Textuel, 2011, 216 p.

    Nathalie Boulouch, Le ciel est bleu. Une histoire de la photographie couleur – Érika Wicky

    June 14, 2017 [originally published in French in CV91 in Spring 2012] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

  • fig. 3 : Albert Dumouchel (1916–71), Cliché-verre non figuratif aux motifs lyriques, vers 1949, épreuve au gélatinobromure argentique à surface veloutée, collée sur carton, tirage d’époque / Non-figurative cliché-verre with lyrical motifs, ca. 1949, silver gelatin bromide print with satin finish, glued to cardboard, period print, 34 x 26 cm

    Sébastien Hudon – Discovering and Collecting Modern Photographs in Quebec – Jacques Doyon

    June 12, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — Now the artistic director of La Bande Vidéo, Sébastien Hudon has been, in turn, a bookseller, an author, a critic, and an independent curator. He was nominated for the young curator of the year award at the first agac gala following his presentation of two successive exhibitions mounted in 2010 and 2011 at Maison Hamel-Bruneau, in Quebec City: “Concerto en bleu majeur,” on the links ...

  • Emanuel Licha, Hotel Machine, 2016, film, 67 min., courtesy Emanuel Licha et Les Contes modernes

    Emanuel Licha – Stephen Horne

    March 1, 2017 [originally published in CV104 in Fall 2016] — With his new feature film, Hotel Machine, artist Emanuel Licha, based in Paris and Montreal, continues his questioning of the place of media and the mediatization of place. His process takes him to the “front lines” of recent warfare – at least, the front lines in the sense of media communications. Taking the relationship between architecture and mass media as a topography, Hotel Machine is ...

  • Le bal, Paris, (vue de la librairie / view of the library), photo : Janeth Rodriguez-Garcia

    Le BAL: A New Photographic Institution in France? – Michel Poivert

    April 3, 2017 [originally published in CV90 in Winter 2012] — We present an analysis of the context and strategic positionings that prevailed at the foundation of bal, a French photography institution with its roots in the field of independent press agencies. Although such a reality does not have its equivalent here, Michel Poivert’s viewpoints on the emergence of institutions, the recognition of documentary photography, and the issues in visual media education provide an interesting perspective ...

  • Reactions to the Article on the Exhibition The Rebel Yells…

    January 20, 2016 — We received two long letters to the editor, by Hannah Claus and by Lori Beavis, written in reaction to Bénédicte Ramade’s essay on the exhibition The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art, published in issue 101 of the magazine (autumn 2015).

  • Ciel variable 09 - LA PHOTO A 150 ANS

    Reading Ciel variable: The Magazine as Site of Photographic History – Zoë Tousignant

    November 26, 2015 — I have been reading Ciel variable since 1996. A while ago, its editor-in-chief, Jacques Doyon, asked me to write an essay, destined for the Archives section of the magazine’s website, that would demonstrate “the importance of the magazine as a medium and space of exploration for photography.” And so, over the past few weeks, I have been re-reading…

  • Art Système, 2014, excerpts from a series of thirty-two magazine covers , 28 x 21 cm.

    Vincent Lafrance ART SYSTÈME. Magazine d’art et d’idées – Jacques Doyon

    November 18, 2015 [originally published Winter 2015] — Vincent Lafrance’s work is permeated with the idea of the simulacrum – perception and its faults. Playing with photographic virtuosity and with randomness, he composes visual illusions with traditional photographic means. His body of videographic work uses language as a confusing effect; he produces fictions that fluidly meander between …

  • Jessica Auer, Machu Picchu, Peru, 2005, 121,9 x 152,4 cm. © Jessica Auer

    Some views, some perspectives – Suzanne Paquet

    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.