Heart & Soul

Steve Evans


These revealing portraits were originally published in the award-winning 1987 book Heart & Soul. In the mid-1980s, Steve Evans knocked on doors in small communities in the Ottawa Valley, offering to photograph the people he met. Similarly composed, the photos suggest a series of interchangeable theatrical sets, but there’s nothing fake about these arresting portraits. Accompanying the images are autobiographical passages that evoke humour, resilience, pride and sometimes sadness. Copies of Heart & Soul, the originating book, will be on sale at Telegramme Prints during CONTACT.

Curated by Ian C. Gillies