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This issue’s dossier features portfolios by Francis Alÿs, Patrick Beaulieu and Justin Wonnacott, on the theme of Trajectories. More specifically, their works make us follow one or more trajectories in a state of vigilance, on the lookout for something that opens our minds.

Around an image. Unable to remember why she took a picture from her mother’s hospital room, photographer Hua Jin shares her reflections in a moving and thoughtful essay. Read it here.

Voyagements is a book that both is and isn’t a retrospective of Richard Baillargeon’s practice, because it is also a body of work in itself, for which he has revisited his images. Read Sylvain Campeau’s thoughts here.


The recent discovery of photographs made in 1969 by then future filmmaker Yurij Luhovy impelled Michel Campeau to revisit memories from when he was twenty years old. From today’s perspective, he describes the path that led him into the world of photography.

In Goose Village, Marisa Portolese unearths a Montreal neighbourhood that no longer exists, reconstructing a family story in images, based on exploration of archives and oral histories. Read Michel Hardy-Vallée’s thoughts about her work here.

Mines – their depth and operations – are at the heart of Louie Palu’s emblematic series Cage Call, created between 1991 and 2003. The Image Centre recovered Palu’s photographs from oblivion for an exhibition, reviewed here by Siobhan Angus.

Ruth Kaplan focused her interest on the last kilometres leading to the border crossing at Roxham, where a nexus of ephemeral interactions emerge between migrants, volunteers, taxi drivers and police officers to prepare the last passage. Sophie Mangano introduces us to this work.

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Intimate Portraits — James D. Campbell

Intimate Portraits — James D. Campbell

April 23, 2024 [originally published in CV113 in Fall 2019] — By James D. Campbell. Intimate Portraits brought together works by four artists whose preoccupation with the human body is a longstanding one: Donigan Cumming, JJ Levine, George Steeves, and Andrea Szilasi. Their works interrogate the nature of portraiture itself…

Denis Rioux, D’abord, ne pas photographier — Fanny Bieth et Clément Willer

Denis Rioux, D’abord, ne pas photographier — Fanny Bieth et Clément Willer

April 16, 2024 [originally published in CV113 in Fall 2019] — This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Guy Tillim — Érika Nimis

Guy Tillim — Érika Nimis

April 4, 2024 [originally published in CV113 in Fall 2019] — This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Myriam Jacob-Allard, T’envoler — Charles Guilbert

Myriam Jacob-Allard, T’envoler — Charles Guilbert

March 22, 2024 [originally published in CV113 in Fall 2019] — This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Ansley West Rivers — Ariane Noël de Tilly

Ansley West Rivers — Ariane Noël de Tilly

March 22, 2024 [originally published in CV113 in Fall 2019] — This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

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