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George Hunter: Selected Works

May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

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Join us for a rare showing of selections from our collection of industrial photography by George Hunter.

George Hunter (1921-2013) was Canadian documentary photographer from the Prairies who spent seven decades capturing industrial and landscape scenes on film. In 2010, Hunter donated a collection of 120 prints of his mid-20th century industrial images to the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. These images, commissioned by government and corporate clients, present views of workers across Canada, and a heroic vision of Canadian industry.

Paired with Teresa Ascencao’s Daily Bread, the selections in this exhibition share subtle connections with the works of Ascencao found in the main gallery. This exhibition also describes some of the preservation efforts of WAHC staff to identify and mitigate damage to works in this collection—acts which echo the care taken in showing and preserving Ascencao’s ephemeral anthotypes.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 7-9 pm. On view in WAHC's Community Gallery.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

Image: George Hunter, Northwest Territories: Yellowknife Area—Consolidated Discovery Mine: Gold miners on boardwalk to cook house. Silver gelatin print, 1971


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