ROM: House Calls with My Camera

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The Royal Ontario Museum presents House Calls with My Camera, a series of photographic essays capturing the lives of the patients of Toronto physician Dr. Mark Nowaczynski.

The 36 documentary black-and-white portraits portray the hidden world of his housebound patients and the lack of medical and supportive home care services available to this part of the aging population.

The series focuses on four “at-risk” individuals, giving the viewer insight not only into the seniors’ quality of life and their personal stories but the transformative power of photography.Taken with a 4 x 5 large-format camera, each photograph is printed on ­traditional silver-gelatine fibre-based paper. The series is also the subject of a Gemini award-winning National Film Board of Canada documentary.

The film raises awareness across Canada on the many complex issues related to aging. House Calls with my Camera, will be on display on Level 2 in the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing until October 11, 2010.

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