Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Michelle Mosquera, Violet Barker, 2006
Michelle Mosquera, Violet Barker, 2006
2007 Open Exhibition

Group Exhibition
From the Inside Out

May 4–26, 2007
Yorkdale Community Arts Centre
3401 Dufferin Street,
Artists Rodrigo Moreno
Samantha Murray
Andrew Cox
Michelle Mosquera
Nicholas Fraser
Atta Otchere
Diane Powell

In 2005, the City announced its plan to 'revitalize'
the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood of Toronto.
This plan will mean the relocation of residents,
many of whom have been living in Lawrence
Heights for 3 generations or more. The Lawrence
Heights Community Health Centre engaged
Rodrogo Moreno to develop a community arts
project to capture the neighborhood’s history
through the collection of portraits and interviews.
The project recruited and trained youth in
photography and archiving, thus inviting the
community to counter the hostile and violent images
of residents too often projected in mass media. In
this exhibit, the Lawrence Heights residents are
both the subjects and the archivists, empowered
to reclaim their own identity, public images and
history.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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