Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North

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Unknown Photographer, Dr. Livingstone in Winter Clothing, detail from personal photograph album, Archive of Dr. Leslie David Livingstone's Travels to the Arctic. Private Collection.

Unknown Photographer, Dr. Livingstone in Winter Clothing, detail from personal photograph album, Archive of Dr. Leslie David Livingstone’s Travels to the Arctic. Private Collection.

Canadian identity is strongly tied to the North, yet impressions of this vast, remote, and desolate place have largely been formed through the viewing of photography. Nearly two hundred years have passed since photographs of the Arctic were first taken; a history marked by considerable cultural shifts and changes in image making and production technologies.

Date: May 3–June 1
Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibitions, please visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

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