By: mark@foto.re

Mark Walton
March 28, 2020

Mark Walton is the editor of foto:RE|VIEW magazine, and founder of the foto:RE collective. He was a director and curator of FLASH | CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY HERE, held in Waterloo Region 2015-2017.

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Bart Gazzola
November 25, 2020

Bart Gazzola is an arts writer, curator and photographer based in Niagara. He’s published with New Art Examiner, Canadian Art, BlackFlash Magazine (where he was editorial chair for three years), Magenta Magazine and Galleries West.

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Virgil Hammock
March 28, 2020

Virgil Hammock was born in Long Beach California in 1938. A Canadian citizen since 1973, He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute where a graduated with a BFA in 1965 after serving as a photographer in the US Army. He then studied at the Indiana University where he obtained a M.F.A in 1967.

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Sanja Lukač
June 3, 2021

Sanja Lukač is a visual artist, curator and community activator who is passionate about equity in the arts and elevating the work of emerging artists.

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Suzanne Luke
June 3, 2021

Suzanne Luke is actively involved in the cultural section and has nurtured a solid reputation as an arts advocate and community leader.

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Peppa Martin
October 27, 2020

Peppa is a gallerist, curator, art advisor and artist consultant, reviewer, career professional photographer, and independent writer on art and culture.

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Rita Godlevskis
June 10, 2020

PhotoED Magazine Editor/ Publisher, Rita Godlevskis has extensive experience in creative media work – specializing in photography, in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand

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Carrie Colton
July 13, 2020

Studio Sixty Six gallery owner and director Carrie Colton has 30 years of experience as an accomplished graphic and interior designer, fine art painter, art consultant and curator.

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Lisa Kehler
March 30, 2020

Lisa Kehler is a former gallery owner and curator based in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She holds a BA (Honours) in Art History (2007) and an MA in Curatorial Practices (2013).

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Faking Death
July 24, 2021

Penny Cousineau-Levine
Faking Death
Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination
McGill-Queen’s University Press

Penny Cousineau-Levine’s “Faking Death” is considered by many to come closest to defining the characteristics of “Canadian” art; specifically the photographic arts but her conclusions can be applied to visual, performing and literary arts as well. She posits that the photographs she used for her study (all artistic photos by a select group of artists taken between 1950 and the 1990’s) are rarely about the referent… as she puts it, “a pipe in Canadian photography isn’t usually a pipe. It’s probably a crucifix”. This “dislocation” is at odds with straight American documentary photography, where the “truth” of the image is its most important characteristic.

The book, although academic in tone (indeed it was written in an attempt to describe to her university students the notion of a Canadian tradition of art), is a captivating read and draws many more fascinating conclusions. Once enlightened by her observations, you can’t help but see the characteristics she lays out in almost every piece of Canadian work.

This book is a MUST read for all Canadian artists and art lovers. It is available at McGill-Queen’s University Press. ~ Mark Walton

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