Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
John Ganis, EPA Cleanup Site, Noranda Mine, Colorado, 1998
John Ganis, EPA Cleanup Site, Noranda Mine, Colorado, 1998
2006 Lecture


Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
952 Queen St W

Curator Claude Baillargeon will lead
a tour of Imaging a Shattering Earth:
Contemporary Photography and the
Environmental Debate to discuss this
dramatic depiction of our communal
geography. Conceived to underscore
the urgency of a global response,
the exhibition features provocative
testimonies by 12 committed practitioners
of environmental photography
who bear witness to the profound
transformation of our world. As
catalysts for reflection and debate,
these images are forceful reminders
of the growing dangers we all face.
Collectively, they argue for the necessity
of concerted actions against the
progressive “shattering” of the earth.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by
Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland
University, Rochester, Michigan, and
CONTACT – for details see essay page 44.

Claude Baillargeon is Assistant
Professor of Art and Art History at
Oakland University. Active as an art
historian and a curator, his primary
research interests focus upon the relationships
between histories of photography
and built environments.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.