Conversations with curators and artists
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Conversations about the exhibition: Griffintown – Evolving Montreal
During their conversation, the Montreal artist discusses his long career as a photographer, which has taken him to Warsaw, New York and elsewhere, and the distinctive features of his work, including the use of colour, the complexity of his compositions and his fascination with urban living.
Born in Montreal in 1945, Robert Walker graduated in visual arts from Sir George Williams University in the late 1960s. It was not until 1975, after attending a workshop given by American photographer Lee Friedlander, that Walker adopted street photography as his mode of artistic expression. Wanting to break away from the black and white trend, he turned to colour, which was considered less “artistic” at the time.
In 1978, he moved to New York City where he pointed his lens at Time Square on numerous occasions for almost 10 years. He contributed to various publications, including Color is Power (Thames & Hudson, 2000), in which he published street photographs taken over three decades in Montreal, New York, Warsaw, Paris, Rome, Toronto and Provincetown.
Free activity, limited seating.
Discussion in English, question period in French and English.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the McCord Museum
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