This panel discussion explores key ideas in Clash: Conflict and Its Consequences. Meet photo journalists Larry Towell and Louie Palu, and artist Bertrand Carrière as they discuss the use of photography in documenting and interpreting war and conflicts with the exhibition curator Andrea Kunard. In English with simultaneous interpretation. In the Auditorium.
Admission: Adult $10; seniors and students $8; Members $7. Tickets available at 613-998-8888.
Bertrand Carrière, in his photographs and films explores the relationship between photography, memory, and place. Several of his projects includingDieppe, Jubilée and Lieux mêmes are inspired by the sites of past conflicts imbued with memories and meaning. In July 2002, he created Jubilée, an installation of 913 portraits placed on the beach of Dieppe, France. In 2005, he received the Prix de la création en région du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Louie Paluis a photojournalist who spent more than five years documenting theAfghanistan war. He’s equally known for his work documenting the detention center in Guantanamo Bay and the U.S.-Mexico border. Louie Palu has received numerous awards including the National Magazine Award, the Hasselblad Master Award and, in 2009, Canadian Photojournalist of the Year. His photographs have been published worldwide in magazines such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Paris Match, The Toronto Star,The Globe and Mail and The Wall Street Journal.
Larry Towellis one of Canada’s leading documentary and most-published photographers, and the only Canadian invited to become a member of Magnum Photos, the prestigious agency founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. Volunteer work in Calcutta in 1976 inspired him to start taking photographs and writing. Since then, his documentary projects on El Salvador, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Mexican Migrant Workers have been published in many international magazines including; LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Geo, and Stern.