Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

Mariana Yampolsky's vision of Mexico's people through her camera's lens at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ottawa, Canada - April 17, 2002


 La perception du peuple mexicain à travers l'objectif de la caméra de Mariana Yampolsky au Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine 
The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography offers a unique opportunity to discover the work of highly respected Mexican photographer, Mariana Yampolsky. On view until 13 June, Mariana Yampolsky: Image - Memory presents tender, emotionally charged views of Mexico's people and culture.

The 90 photographs in Mariana Yampolsky: Image - Memory are steeped in a startling emotional intimacy and intensity. Mariana Yampolsky's work could be summarized as anthropological in nature : representing an anthropology of feelings and of memories, whose main concern is to reorganize the experience of the past and to bring it forth for future use. To Yampolsky, the act of taking photographs corresponds to the transmission of knowledge from communities to viewers and the arousal of memory as a metaphor of life. Since she started, Yampolsky has been drawn to two primary subjects - the most urgent concerns of the poor in Mexico and the architecture. The exhibition shows, without a doubt, Yampolsky's commitment to photographs as a form of communication.

The Mariana Yampolsky: Image - Memory exhibition has been organized and circulated by the Centro de la Imagen, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico City. Its presentation at the CMCP is part of a cultural exchange with Mexico.

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