Toronto, October 12, 2013. I have been a fan of the Globe and Mail for over a half century now. I spotted this photography related item this morning in a Globe column called “Week in Preview” under a heading “Visual Art“.
“A double-barrelled blast about the past – two powerful (and complementary) colour photography exhibitions at the National Gallery in Ottawa on the end of the analog photography era and the disappearance of so much associated with it (i.e. film, negatives, processing plants).
“Campeau, a Montrealer, has been taking digital pictures of darkrooms since 2005, travelling ‘from Havana to Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo.’ Toronto’s Burley has been just as peripatetic, recording the demise of large scale darkrooms and film-manufacturing plants in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Opens Oct. 18.”
– James Adams