Photography Exhibition

Friday November 8, 2019 — Sunday April 5, 2020

Robert Walker, Griffintown, Montréal, 2018, © Robert Walker

Griffintown

Montreal neighborhoods in transition
McCord Museum photographic commissions

As the privileged custodian of a most notable photography collection, the McCord Museum wants to document current Montreal neighborhoods in transition to capture the mutations that our city is going through. The Museum is inaugurating a series of three photographic commissions spread over three years, with the following objectives:

  • Enrich the McCord Museum’s collection of contemporary documentary photography;
  • Create a record, for future generations, of the evolution of different Montreal neighbourhoods – their transformation and their population movements;
  • Stimulate and encourage documentary photography by allowing Montreal photographers to develop their practice and increase their recognition.

A committee of McCord Museum experts will select three photographers who will present the Museum with a series of about 50 photographs at the end of their successive missions. Montreal photographer Robert Walker (1945), whose work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe, has been selected for the first edition. Renowned for his street photographs structured by contrasting colours and shapes, Walker will document the rapid transformation and gentrification of the Griffintown district.

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