Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Jeff Bierk In collaboration with “Jimmy” James Evans, Donald Evans, Brent, Bluenose, & Carl Lance Bonnici, , 2016
Jeff Bierk In collaboration with “Jimmy” James Evans, Donald Evans, Brent, Bluenose, & Carl Lance Bonnici,
2016 Launch

Top Left

Mulherin Toronto
1086 Queen St W

Jeff Bierk
In collaboration with “Jimmy” James Evans, Donald Evans, Brent, Bluenose, & Carl Lance Bonnici

In Top Left, Jeff Bierk continues his documentation of the Toronto neighbourhoods where he lives and works, with collaborators “Jimmy” James Evans, Bluenose, Brent, Donny Evans and Carl Lance Bonnici. While often mischaracterized as a street photographer, Bierk has distinguished himself by developing a collaborative portraiture practice that interrogates the ethics of the growing trend. Working in opposition to the widening of class and digital divides, the collaborators work with a principle of full transparency throughout the process of making photographs, mounting shows and profit splitting. In doing so, the photographer acknowledges that without the labour that his collaborators put into daily life, none of the photographs would be possible.

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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