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Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence

18 Oct 2013 - 05 Jan 2014

Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

In this exhibition, Campeau—poet, archeologist, and photo-documenter—presents the quickly disappearing world of analog photography through its obsolescent remains: darkrooms and their paraphernalia, film cameras, and photography manuals. The stunning photographs reveal spaces and objects transformed by personal need and circumstance, prompting reflection on the industry’s deep cultural significance, and the repercussions of its loss. 

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Michel Campeau<br />
Untitled 1104 (Brussels, Belgium)  2005-2010 (detail)<br />
From the series <em>In the Darkroom 2005-2010</em><br />
Ink jet print, 107 x 84 cm<br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
© Michel Campeau/SODRAC (2013)

Michel Campeau
Untitled 1104 (Brussels, Belgium)  2005-2010 (detail)
From the series In the Darkroom 2005-2010
Ink jet print, 107 x 84 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© Michel Campeau/SODRAC (2013)