I was fortunate enough to stop in the Bau-Xi Photo gallery on Dundas West across from the AGO earlier today, where I checked out the various work of the Boreal Collective. One of the featured exhibitions in CONTACT, this exhibit teams together the work of five photojournalist who documented various social injustices nationally, in a compelling visual narrative.
Ian Willms and Aaron Vicent Elkaim tackle issues of environmental nature in their work, the Alberta Tar Sands and Sarnia’s petrochemical industry, respectively. Brett Gundlock and Jonathan Taggart spotlight family issues, new immigrants to Toronto and foster care in First Nation family. While Rafal Gerzsak examines the notoriety of a stretch of road in British Columbia where dozens of women have gone missing in the last half century.
The exhibition was originally running until May 13th, so I initially thought I missed it, but I found out that today is in fact the last day of this exhibition. You’ve got two hours!