Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Derek Shapton, Learned to Swim, 1976,  2007-2008
Derek Shapton, Learned to Swim, 1976, 2007-2008
2008 Featured Exhibition

Derek Shapton, AngelA Del Buono
A New City / Here

May 1–31, 2008
Gladstone Hotel - 3rd & 4th Floors
1214 Queen St W

A New City illustrates Angela Del Buono’s
fascination with how geographical spaces are
defined through personal memories and experiences.
Del Buono grew up in the suburb of Bramalea,
Ontario; a residential in-between space that is
neither rural nor urban. A New City looks at urban
planning and the utopian myth of suburbia as the
promised “good life”. Focusing her lens on
Bramalea, Del Buono explores the importance placed
on ‘site’ in relation to the archive and
documentary photography. She creates photographs
that are more than documents; they evoke the
complex nature of how memories are deeply
interconnected to places.


Derek Shapton’s series Here is an ongoing project
whereby the artist revisits and photographs
locations that relate to vivid childhood memories.
Faced with the awareness that his own son’s
earliest memories are presently coalescing, he
became intrigued by the genesis of these
experiences. His nostalgic recollections charge
unremarkable settings with powerful emotion,
forever altering the viewer’s perceptions of them
in deeply personal ways. At the heart of this
project is the recovery of a concrete yet
intangible and private geography that is at once
unique and universal.

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Photography Festival

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