The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs
Friday, May 4, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
Canadian Photography Institute Galleries
When the National Gallery of Canada began collecting photography in 1967, few museums viewed the medium as fine art. Thanks to the passion and dedication of early supporters, a comprehensive collection has taken shape over the past fifty years. This exhibition celebrates the collection’s diversity, juxtaposing works made more than a century apart and creating new synergies, while also reflecting upon the human impulse to capture the seen and unseen worlds.
Zhang Huan, To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Close Up), 1997, dye coupler print, 83 x 117 cm approx. Purchased 2011. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Courtesy Zhang Huan Studio. Photo: NGC
From emerging talent to historical archives and established artists, the Canadian Photography Institute is the place to see and study photography in all its forms.
Avec ses nouveaux talents, ses archives historiques et ses artistes renommés, l’Institut canadien de la photographie est l’endroit idéal pour admirer et étudier la photographie sous toutes ses formes.