Featuring: Rafal Gerszak, Nicolas Lévesque, Christopher Katsarov Luna, Yoanis Menge, Jalani Morgan, Renaud Philippe and Tim Smith
In Candide, Voltaire described Canada as “a few acres of snow.” Public opinion hasn’t changed much since then; the second largest country in the world is rarely in the news, even though there’s much to be concerned about.
With 3.91 people per square kilometer and a territory that goes from sea to sea, Canadians are diverse. Expressions of Indigenous, French, English, Allophone and other cultural identities create a tapestry; a cause for celebration but also of friction. While the legacy of the nation’s colonial past has endured over the last decade, the freedom of expression of scientists, journalists and activists has been undermined. The extraction of natural resources has been pursued despite environmental costs and a xenophobic climate has developed.
2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation that united all these strangers under one flag, an opportunity to question Canadian identity and policies. Local photographers are uniquely positioned to bring to light issues that the country must address. The images of Rafal Gerszak, Christopher Katsarov Luna, Yoanis Menge, Jalani Morgan, Renaud Philippe and Tim Smith show this diversity, celebrating its existence but also hinting at the struggles these communities face. It’s time we take notice.
Groupe Photo Media International (GPMI) is a non-profit organization and its general mission is to promote photography. To achieve its objective, GPMI organizes events, exhibitions and publishes books. GPMI strives to develop photographic culture in Quebec, Canada and internationally. GPMI organizes Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, the only photojournalism festival in Canada.
A Few Acres of Snow
Featuring: Various ArtistsView Location Details Number 1 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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