Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today (CANADA)

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From: 20 Aug 2011 - To: 29 Apr 2012

Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today
Category: Exhibitions
Organized by: Art Gallery of Ontario / Betty Ann & Fraser Elliott Gallery
Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario / Betty Ann & Fraser Elliott Gallery
Address: 317 Dundas Street West
Town: Toronto
Website: www.ago.net/songs-of-the-future-canadian-industrial-photographs-1858-to-today

As railroad tracks were laid and bridges were built to allow access to remote Canadian forests and mineral-rich territories, photographers followed, as they did when mining and lumber interests developed. Industrialization has undeniably shaped the Canadian landscape – for better and for worse. The photographs on display in this exhibition picture this process and are in themselves a documentary of Canada’s history and the history of photography. On show are more than 100 photographs by William Notman, Alexander Henderson, Richard Maynard, J.C.M. Hayward, John Vanderpant, E. Haanel Cassidy, George Hunter, Bill Vazan, Ralph Greenhill, Geoffrey James, Edward Burtynsky, Peter MacCallum, Steven Evans, Jesse Boles, and Isabelle Hayeur.

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