TED Talks is a spectacular series that features discussions by various figures in art, science, technology, and media. Jonathan Klein of Getty Images shows some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st century, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can’t look away– or back.
Find the video here.
Quite a powerful talk that speaks to the premise of Subjective, our new exhibition featuring work by internationally recognized documentary photographers Kitra Cahana, Ryan Carter, Simon Hayter, Eamon MacMahon, Dominic Nahr, and Liz Rubincam. At both The Spoke Club and O’Born Contemporary, the show will be running through the duration of Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival from April 24- June 12, 2010, with a Vernissage on May 7, 2010.
O’Born Contemporary Presents:
Featuring works by Kitra Cahana, Ryan Carter, Simon Hayter, Eamon MacMahon, Dominic Nahr, & Liz Rubincam.
The six photographers presented in Subjective belong to a new generation of photojournalists. All are young, highly accomplished and recognized beyond their peers. They share an interest in combining the medium’s capacity for realism with their personal perspectives, on a range of social issues globally. All of them tell their stories in the hope they might make a difference.
Amongst this group, several take risks by putting themselves in the midst of conflict: Kitra Cahana photographs the exodus of Israelis from Gaza; Simon Hayter captures altercations at Caledonia between police, white landholders and aboriginal claimants; Dominic Nahr documents the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Others show us worlds that pass us by, providing a focus on the unnoticed as a way to help us understand wider social issues: Ryan Carter reports from the United Arab Emirates; Liz Rubincam essays the lives of women who work as truck drivers in South Africa; and Eamon Mac Mahon documents the isolated culture of Tar Sands workers.
Check out the Facebook event for more information.
At the vernissage of Subjective tonight, from 6pm to 9pm at O’Born Contemporary (710 Yonge). We will then be moving the celebrations to The Spoke Club (which holds the remainder of the exhibition) at 600 King Street West.
Hope to see you soon!