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Yasumasa Morimura, To My Little Sister: For Cindy Sherman, 1998, ilfochrome mounted on aluminum

Once viewed as a documentary medium rather than fine art, photography comes into its own in this dazzling new exhibition of photography’s evolution over nearly 180 years. Featuring 175 photographs and related images from the outstanding collection of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, The Extended Moment juxtaposes historical photographs with recent works, creating thought-provoking visual synergies.

 

From processes as diverse as daguerreotype to digital, tintypes to inkjet prints, and monochrome to highly saturated colour, The Extended Moment looks at photography as an ever-evolving medium. Through works by artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Weegee, Ed Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, and Spring Hurlbut, the exhibition demonstrates photography’s ability to reflect the zeitgeist of its time, while also recording a photographer’s seen and unseen worlds.