Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Toomas Volkmann , , 2017
Toomas Volkmann ,
Kristen Dobbin, , 2017
Kristen Dobbin,
Kristen Dobbin, , 2017
Kristen Dobbin,
2018 Open Exhibition

Kristen Dobbin, Toomas Volkmann
Elukaare kaks otsa / Two Edges of a Lifespan

February 23–May 20, 2018
Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU
310 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON (Madison Avenue entrance)

This exhibition presents perspectives on Estonian identity in Toronto’s tight-knit diaspora community from two ends of a lifespan. Dobbin’s nostalgic series on Estonian summer camp, Jõekääru, documents young campers exploring their culture and identity while highlighting a diaspora institution in transition. Volkmann’s triptychs portray Estonian-Canadians born in Estonia in the early years of the Republic, between 1918 and 1923, alongside written personal reflections on their lives spent in two countries.

Curated by Piret Noorhani, Chief Archivist, Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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