“Danger presents a series of photographs featuring Indigenous models wearing black leather BDSM fetish masks adorned with rows upon rows of black matte and glossy beads. One mask prominently featured a labrys, a symbol associated with lesbian feminism or radical feminism. Danger produced the masks with the help of Indigenous relations from among her community. Hours of painstaking care and love were put into the masks, just as would be put into any beading project. The image of beading entire masks of leather evokes the literal blood, sweat, and tears integrated into the work itself.” (Quoted from Lindsay Nixon)Read more →
My grandmother, turned towards the television screen, and my grandfather reading “the yellow press,” as he jokingly called it. I often made them uncomfortable with my “Western” opinions.
I wore slippers indoors in stiflingly hot weather, got traditional songs stuck in my head, dressed fancy to the theatre, and slept below ten Russian Orthodox icons hung on the wall peering at me. Read more →
Located on Boulevard Gouin Ouest in Montreal, Collège Sainte-Marcelline is a private catholic school for children ages 4 to 17 years old. I attended this institution myself, studying under the [More…]
The project to exploit Quebec’s northern riches is a relatively recent phenomenon. Given the vicissitudes of this process, it seemed pertinent to reexamine the changes in the landscape. In Fermont, a town located in northern Quebec, mining companies have shaped the landscape into a panorama of exploitation, both of northern natural resources and of workforces. These photographs illustrate one of the most extensive opencast mines in North America, the iron mine of Mont-Wright, the hydro-electric dam, Manic 5, the workers’ camps, and the provincial 389 North road.
Mexico City is a floating metropolis. Formally known as Tenochtitlán, the city was constructed on lakes and rivers. Cement transposed over years, seamless. There is a particular human tendency to [More…]
Lonely landscapes. Impossible daybreak. A prayer spun in the darkness of frozen stars. Our hands touching in the dark. That feeling in your chest. These fragments come together, perceived through [More…]
Three young women embark on a road trip from Montreal to Manitoulin Island for the annual summer powwow. On the way, they encounter wild animals, sacred sites, and Tim Hortons [More…]
South African photojournalist Victor Matom has taught youth in Soweto photography for over 25 years. As a boy, Matom used to sneak into whites-only book stores to learn all he [More…]
Ignored, neglected, or viewed as simply utilitarian by most, the inanimate objects that litter the contemporary landscape reveal more about ourselves than we’d care to admit. I am fascinated by [More…]