Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Artist Talk

Christina Leslie and Julie Crooks
In Conversation

In this artist talk, which was hosted by BAND Gallery on the afternoon of May 9, 2020, curator Dr. Julie Crooks and Jamaican-Canadian artist Christina Leslie delve into the works presented in the exhibition Absence/Presence: Morant Bay, which pictures the small town in Jamaica where Leslie’s father grew up before immigrating to Canada. Reunited with family and childhood friends and revisiting landmarks, the artist created this body of work to capture the essence of what her father feared was lost.