Call for Submissions: Kindred

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Kindred

Montreal—Toronto

October 20/21 and November 1-29 2017

Connections is looking for photographers to submit portraits of people that they admire from their community. Each image will be supplemented by a story about the person and why they are important to the photographer.

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Urban Spotlight: Stephanie Kretzschmer

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Stephanie Kretzschmer

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What inspires you?

Living: seeing, reading, feeling, touching, experiencing and sharing but mostly doing.

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Urban Spotlight: Robert McIntyre

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Robert McIntyre

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What inspires you?

I get inspiration from looking at great photography. Just as any type of music can be great, so too with all styles of photography. Looking at gallery shows, magazines, books and the web can be inspiring. Anything from the early history of photography until today there is no shortage of images that challenge or impress. My influences are those photographers who bring their own particular vision and style to produce remarkable photographs. I also get inspired when reading the story behind the camera. A good read is “Witness in Our Time: working lives of documentary photographers” by Ken Light. It describes how Dorothea Lange was able to gain the trust of migrant workers in the 1930’s, or how Sebastiao Salgado works when on a project. These photographers drive, determination and insight are truly inspiring Some images are so powerful they become something else, they seem to transcend the medium. That is why photography is so powerful. It is the closest we have to a time machine that records and preserves the present for the future to see. Photography has become so pervasive and intertwined in our lives that it is hard to imagine a world without it. What is also worth noting is that having seen millions of images over sixty plus years I am still amazed when seeing a unique or moving photograph. The medium continues to adapt and evolve. And that is inspiring!

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Urban Spotlight: Guy Lafontaine

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Guy Lafontaine

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What inspires you?

My inspiration in photography comes from finding a subject of interest to me and from my desire to keep a visual trace of that subject. That new subject should be somehow related to other subjects that I covered in the past or should complement my earlier projects.

Will that new photograph be of any significance to properly convey an emotion or should I walk away. I usually work on specific subjects for prolonged periods of time, thru which I try to cover the subject as close as possible to my initial intention.

Outside the boundaries of defined projects, the available light is a great trigger point for me. The way the subject is light can awaken my desire to photograph it.

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Urban Spotlight: Alan Dunlop

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Alan Dunlop

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What inspires you?

I draw inspiration from many things: the work of other photographers and artists, family and friends, nature, the city and every day life.  The list is endless. But some times, inspiration doesn’t come easily. We often become blind to our everyday surroundings and experiences. We go down the same streets, see the same people, the same buildings without really seeing them and being aware of the changes around us. What challenges and inspires me as a photographer is remain aware of my surroundings and discovering new perspectives of seeing and capturing a moment in time in a different and unique way in order to tell a story.

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Urban Spotlight: Joachim Oepkes

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Joachim Oepkes

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What inspires you?

My creative drive is fuelled by constant explorations – endless hours of work – a labour of love. Since my youth, my ideas and projects have been affected by listening to great music whether classical, jazz, or contemporary compositions. My best work is inspired by the best music.

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Urban Spotlight: David Edwards

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

David Edwards

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What inspires you?

There are passing moments when something I see invokes a striking impression on me. Certain visual impressions inspire an awakened feeling: the object itself might simply possess traditional beauty, or perhaps seem iconic of a greater reality, or there might be just something one can’t quite put one’s finger on – the contrast of light, a shadow, a texture, a reflection. I might be walking downtown, passing by a garden, or cycling in an alleyway…

The juxtaposition and balance of opposites –organic vs geometric or manufactured, asymmetry vs symmetry light vs dark, order and chaos, urban vs natural, glossy newness vs patinas of the old interest me. Paintings more overtly depict our inner landscapes. In photography it is more difficult however certain techniques such as reflections in glass, common in the city, often work well – depicting 2 worlds – the object and a reflection of a word beyond.

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Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

PIGMENT CALL FOR SUB

 

PIGMENT is a group show that will be installed for the CONTACT Photography Festival April-May, then pop up in New York in early April during the AIPAD Photography Show.

Each of the twenty artists will have two prints in the show, fitting into our 20×24 rental frames. The theme is colour, explored through the alternative printing process, gum bichromate.

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