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Family Focus: Early Portrait Photography at the Archives of Ontario/Regard sur la famille: Les premiers portraits photographiques aux Archives publiques de l’Ontario

On view to Friday July 21, 2017

Family Focus allows visitors to explore some of Ontario’s rich documentary heritage through archival photographs, plus learn about early photography technology. The exhibit features 15 original and 45 reproduction family portraits from the late 19th century, showing a broad range of Ontario families from across the province taken by: The Bartle Brothers, Thomas and John R. Connon, Hines Marsden, Kemp Bernard, Rogan Ross and others. Curated by Alison Little the collection of works traces the development of early photograph formats and explores their impact on family portraiture’s evolution from the studio, to the home, to the outdoors.Archives-2017-OUTSIDE-BANNER_with_outlines


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On view to Friday July 25 to August 18, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday July 27, 6 to 8 p.m

FEATURING PAINTINGS BY: Jackson Abrams, Peter Adams, Ljuba Adanja, Antonio Afable, Cem Basarir, Vera Bobson, Linda Chen, Nicole Crozier, Virginia Dixon, Vadim Dolgov, Michel Dumont, Dana Edmonds, Janet Hendershot, John Hood, Rhonda Laursen, JJ Lee, Joanne Lomas, Vladimir Marcu, Kaitlin Mason, Catherine Mills, Nancy Moore, Alexandra Papouchina, Svetlana Papouchina, Maureen Paxton, Beverley Rosenberg, Diane Royce, Scott Sawtell, Lynne Schumacher, Kyle Stewart, Freddie Towe, Tony Vander Voet, Dragica Vidakovic, Radek Vizina, Emma White and Sébastien Worsnip.

JURIED BY: Pamela Edmonds and Clint Griffin



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