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Exhibit Opening – From Our Windows

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free Posted in: Exhibit

Photographer David Firman.

Opening: April 1, 2022
7-9pm
Exhibit runs April 1-29, 2022

From Our Windows is a personal story, told through Polaroid pictures, of life contained within four walls. Set during the early days of COVID-19, the story explores the relationship of sanctuary to the now-viral world outside, separated yet connected through thin sheets of glass.

n the late 1970s, photographer André Kertész was living a parallel narrative. Old age and isolation—his wife had recently passed—left him looking through the window of his New York apartment, a story he told through Polaroid pictures and his 1981 book, From My Window.

Separated from Kertész’s by forty years, I see my work as a synchronous search for beauty in the face of loss.
From Our Windows was completed with a vintage SX-70 Polaroid camera, similar to the one Kertész used, and still-available Polaroid instant film. Whether the reason is isolation due to old age, ill health or pandemic, the SX-70 camera and film are well-suited to the occasion, allowing self-framed miniature prints to be created—self-sufficiently—within the spaces that confine us.

The exhibit is presented as part of the FLASH Photographic Festival and Design Month Winnipeg.

Details

Date:
April 1
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.winnipegarchitecture.ca/from-our-windows-photographer-david-firman/

Organizer

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
Phone:
20249608097
Email:
waf@shaw.ca
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Venue

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
266 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, R3B 0S8
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Phone:
204.960.8097
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