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Coming from the Indigenous culture, voices that were oppressed for a long time are now asserting themselves with strength on the public scene. Here, we present three of these voices: they stand out for their use of photography as a central vehicle of their approach. Together, they offer a renewed vision of Indigenous identity.

CV120 - Figures d'affirmation | Figures of Affirmation

Gregory Halpern’s enigmatic volume ZZYZX, which won the Aperture Foundation’s prestigious PhotoBook of the Year Award in 2016, suggests that we “dive into the ambiguity of meanings,” as Louis Perreault writes. As the book has been reprinted, we’re offering our contributor’s review, originally published in 2017.


Robert Walker explores various manifestations of street art in the neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve where he lives. A colorful project in which graffiti and murals compete with superheros and other comic book characters to attest of a vibrant popular culture.

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Louise Déry. Hosting and Presenting the Exhibition <em>Uprisings</em> – Jacques Doyon

Louise Déry. Hosting and Presenting the Exhibition Uprisings – Jacques Doyon

May 10, 2022 [originally published in CV110 in Fall 2018 ] — An interview by Jacques Doyon. Louise Déry holds a PhD in art history and has been director of the Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) since 1997; previously, she was director of the Musée régional de Rimouski and curator of contemporary art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts…

Kristine Potter, Manifest – Louis Perreault

Kristine Potter, Manifest – Louis Perreault

[Fall 2018] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Guillaume Simoneau, Experimental Lake – Mona Hakim

Guillaume Simoneau, Experimental Lake – Mona Hakim

[Fall 2018] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Lucie Rocher, Outre mesures – Jean-Michel Quirion

Lucie Rocher, Outre mesures – Jean-Michel Quirion

[Fall 2018] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Joey Morgan, Attraper + Relâcher – René Viau

Joey Morgan, Attraper + Relâcher – René Viau

[Fall 2018] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

A new publication has been added to the online section devoted to documentary photography. Read Mona Hakim’s essay about Michel Huneault’s recent project.

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