Date(s) - Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tonight’s speaker is Geoffrey James, Toronto’s first photo laureate. Geoffrey moved from Britain to Canada, worked for Time Magazine in Montreal and moved on to the Canada Council in Ottawa.
Geoffrey has a large body of work that is included in international collections, and has been exhibited widely. He has published more than a dozen books and monographs. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours and is a Fellow of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
His earlier work examined landscapes and gardens in Europe and North America , but he later moved on to sites that show the impact of human activity on nature, such as the wastelands of asbestos mining sites in Quebec, and the US/Mexico border in California. He used large-format and panoramic film cameras to record landscapes, but recently he has been gravitating to digital photography.
His talk tonight is on My Canada, and features a series of photographs made from trains from Prince Rupert to Halifax. All digital!