Biennials & Co.
In the town of Matane and the Matanie region, the PHOS Photo + art festival is an yearly event. Our contributor Baptiste Grison took in the tenth anniversary edition and tells us about it here.
This issue’s dossier features portfolios by Evergon, Raymonde April and Michèle Pearson Clarke, which highlight the importance of intimacy in their relationship to the world and in their work. Ciel variable 123 – THE POWER OF INTIMACY is also available on our online store.
Camille Maheux was a photographer of great sensitivity who cultivated friendships and was a community activist. Victim of a fire that ravaged the building in Old Montreal where she was living, she is remembered here by photographer Marik Boudreau.
Around a carcass – as the book’s title informs us – in the middle of a forest, Normand Rajotte scrutinizes “life after death – or, rather, death after life,” writes Sophie Bertrand. Read her review of Carcasse here.
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Elena Perlino — Claudia Polledri
April 26 2023 [originally published in CV111 in Summer 2019] — This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.
Julian Rosefeldt — James Campbell
April 19, 2023 [originally published in CV111 in Summer 2019] — By James Campbell. Whether playing a senior CIA agent (Hanna, 2011), Elf Queen Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings, 2001 2002, 2003), or a formerly rich New York socialite on the move (Blue Jasmine, 2013), Cate Blanchett has demonstrated her acting chops and established herself as one of the wiliest and most brilliant chameleons in contemporary cinema…
Nathan Lyons, An Exploration of Photography as Visual Language — Bruno Chalifour
April 12, 2023 [originally published in CV111 in Summer 2019] — By Bruno Chalifour. Some two years after Nathan Lyons’s death, on August 30, 2016, the George Eastman Museum (GEM) is presenting an overview of the life’s work of one of the central inﬂuencers of American photography in the second half of the twentieth century…
Anthropocene Fatigue: Edward Burtynsky’s Strategy of Collapse — Bénédicte Ramade
April 5, 2023 [originally published in CV111 in Summer 2019] — By Bénédicte Ramade. From the start it seems taken for granted: Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene at the National Gallery of Canada will be technophilic.1 At every opportunity…
Paris Photo, A Game of Memory — Claudia Polledri
March 28, 2023 [originally published in CV111 in Summer 2019] — By Claudia Polledri. Context. The 22nd edition of the Paris Photo international photography fair took place November 8–11, 2018, in Paris. During the four-day fair, crowds of artists, gallery owners, collectors, publishers, curators, journalists, and photography lovers bustled through the Grand Palais, which had become a labyrinth of images organized by Paris Photo director Florence Bourgeois and artistic director Christoph Wiesner…
Boris Mikhailov, a celebrated Ukrainian photographer born in Kharkiv during the Soviet era, became known for his subversive experiments. Our contributor Érika Nimis visited the retrospective exhibition of his work at the Maison européenne de la photographie. Read her review here.
Brian Merrett, Europe 72. The Formation of a Vision
Brian Merrett has taken a deep dive into his early years of practice, and here he presents photographs taken in 1972, during his “grand tour” of Europe. This formative trip consolidated his activist’s eye and his interest in architectural heritage, which he had developed in Montreal and which would endure throughout his career.
A new publication has been added to the online section devoted to documentary photography. Read Ray Cronin’s essay on James Wilson’s work in portraits.
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