Chris Lund, Artist Peggy Armstrong, Industrial Designer for Grenfell Mission, Paints Watercolour of Fishing Flakes at St. Anthony, Newfoundland, 1951
Jeff Thomas, The Delegate Visits Indian Battle Park, 2008
This work is from Thomas’ Indians on Tour series. On his website he explains:
“The Indians on Tour series expands on the street photographer aesthetic, but from a First-Nations perspective. Would that tradition expand or stay the same? I realized that it could not stay the same if I was going to be able to address the urban Aboriginal experience. The series began to take shape after I received a box in the mail from my friend Ali Kazimi. Inside was a set of plastic Indian figures with a note suggesting that I would find something interesting to do with them. Bear [Thomas’ son] had just moved to the British Columbia and I was left without my muse. I began experimenting with the toy Indians by posing them in my everyday world to see what would happen.”
Fugitive (Unbidden) #3, 2004
“I find that what may appear to be personal narratives in fact imply larger social and historical considerations. Seen in this light, what I choose to recount is no longer about me as an isolated individual.”
A.A. Bronson & Peter Hobbs
Invocation of the Queer Spirits (Governor’s Island), 2009
From A.A. Bronson’s website:
“We invite into this circle the queer spirits of Governors Island, and those who choose to reveal themselves here;
We invite you to join us in constructing a collective memory of a queer community of the quick and the dead:
We invite those who have been excised from public history;
We invite the animal and plant spirits of the island;
We invite the Algonquin natives who respected the bountiful island and set temporary camps to fish and to gather chestnut, acorns and walnuts;
We invite the Dutch and English explorers, trappers, traders, pirates, and other adventurers of an all-male life;
We invite the Dutch, British, and American soldiers and sailors stationed on the island during its various incarnations as a fort, as a military prison, and a coast guard base;
We invite the spirit of Lord Cornbury, the first British Governor of New York and New Jersey and the first governor to live here;
We invite the spirits of revelers who ferried to the island to attend parties held at the pleasure palaces built by governors to demonstrate their prestige and wealth;
We invite the plague victims who were shipped to the island to die of smallpox, yellow fever, and cholera;
We invite the prisoners incarcerated here during the civil war;
We invite the military prisoners incarcerated here during WWI and again during WWII;
those who were persecuted for their difference, and murdered;
those who suffered from abuse as children, or adults;
those who committed suicide because of their inability to live fully as who they felt they were;
those who have died of HIV and AIDS;
to all the dispossessed and abandoned;
to all those who have died but cannot leave this place:
we invite each of you to join us in this queer community of we the quick and you the dead.
We are present in our bodies, to each other, and to queer spirit.
We claim our queer voices and our collective queer history.
We honor our queer community of the living and the dead.”
Margaret C. Foster
David Suzuki and his Two Sisters in an Internment Camp, 1942-1945
Rosemary Gilliat Eaton
A.Y. Jackson Painting in a Field, Ottawa, c.1955-1963
The Twins, Spring Break, Seal Heart, and A Boo Game
From In the Playroom series, 2011
Ottawa photographer Hobin recreates famous tragedies using children and the result is more than a little unsettling.
Rosemary Gilliat Eaton
Group of Women Painting, c.1954-1963
You look just like your father: split face portraits of family members
Ulric Collette is a photographer from Quebec. He studied art and graphic design at school and currently works as an art director for Collette, an advertising studio in Quebec City.
In this series, called Genetic Portraits, Ulric splices together portraits of family members to explore genetic similarities.
From parents and their children, to twins, siblings and cousins, the series is fascinating, and just a little bit spooky.
The project was shortlisted for a Cannes Lion.
Visit genetic.ulriccollette.com to see the entire collection.