Win a Print at the Alternative Photo Revolution!

In New Orleans and Toronto, we will be giving away alternative photo prints!

These unique prints were made by Bob Carnie in Toronto, and graciously donated by each artist.

Ticket holders who purchased for New Orleans will also have their names entered into the Toronto draw. Multiples entries mean multiple chances to win!

Click HERE for the Eventbrite page

Or, contact Carissa for other payment options: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

 

New Orleans | Philip Jessup | Tri Colour Gum Bichromate

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                                   New Orleans | Nigel Dickson | Silver Gelatin                                       

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 2

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Q: Tell me about this new body of work, that you will be exhibiting for the first time as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

A: Part of my interest as an artist is exploring alien environments that are stark and somehow “in between”. In other words, places where it is uncertain to know what has happened before or what is going to happen after. When I heard about the forest fire in Fort McMurray in May of 2016, I decided that a post-wildfire landscape was such a place. I bought my plane ticket and travelled there in early july 2016, two months after the fire.

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What is Connections?

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We are undergoing a lot of changes here at 1840 Danforth! We have a new brand name, Alternative Photo Services, which encompasses the gallery, print shop and pop up shows. Within this new brand is Connections.

Carissa and Bob are very excited about this new venture, and hope you are too! Here they give a bit of history surrounding Connections, and what to expect!

 

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How did Connections come to be? 

 Connections is Carissa’s name, but the concept is a very long time coming for me.

When I started my company in 1991 I only did film and contacts.  My loyal customers have kept asking me to do more, like print portfolios, print exhibits, frame and mount, this led to the Elevator Gallery at 9 Davies in 1998. This experience showed me the difficulties of running a gallery but as well the need for a place for photographers to exhibit.

Now we see the need for our artists to exhibit and be known in other markets, which enhances their visibility and builds solid CV’s and reputation as a reliable working photographer who exhibits work.

The move to the Danforth, and building the gallery (which is above our printing and framing facility) was the first step.

The addition of Carissa and her marketing abilities allowed us to first work with groups in Montreal, now Washington, New Orleans and five other locations swirling around in her brain.

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 1

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Alt Revolution Spotlight: Photoworks

Glen Echo, Maryland March 28 | New Orleans March 31/April 1

Toronto, Contact Photography Festival May 15-June 17

Combining contemporary photography with historical photo printmaking processes, theAlternative Photo Revolution is one of a kind. Printed in Toronto by Bob Carnie Printmaking this group show features photographers from across North America. Hitting the road at the end of March, Alt will be popping up in Glen Echo, Maryland then New Orleans before returning home to the Dylan Ellis Gallery.

We have chosen four organizations and one institution with whom we have developed a relationship to submit a candidate to represent them for Alt. This furthers our goal of broadening our network and connecting photographers with endless possibilities.

Gallery 44 | Seneca IDP | New Orleans Photo Alliance | Photoworks 

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Alt Revolution Spotlight: NOPA

Glen Echo, Maryland March 28 | New Orleans March 31/April 1

Toronto, Contact Photography Festival May 15-June 17

Combining contemporary photography with historical photo printmaking processes, theAlternative Photo Revolution is one of a kind. Printed in Toronto by Bob Carnie Printmaking this group show features photographers from across North America. Hitting the road at the end of March, Alt will be popping up in Glen Echo, Maryland then New Orleans before returning home to the Dylan Ellis Gallery.

We have chosen four organizations and one institution with whom we have developed a relationship to submit a candidate to represent them for Alt. This furthers our goal of broadening our network and connecting photographers with endless possibilities.

Gallery 44 | Seneca IDP | New Orleans Photo Alliance | Photoworks 

New Orleans Photo Alliance

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Visual Calculus in Photography Spotlight 2

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March 3-31

Opening March 3 from 6-9pm

Alain Laforest | Catherine Aboumrad | Daniel Miller | Guy Glorieux | Guy Lafontaine

Jean Lauzon | Marie-Reine Mattera and Emmanuel Joly | Robert Slatkoff

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“Visual Calculus in Photography” is a one-time reunion of a chosen group of talented photographers who have built for themselves a solid reputation through their personal research, exhibition, writings and publications.

This exhibition emphasis the importance of image construction/composition in photography. A visual space where each photographer places the various elements that they wish to photograph in an orderly/chaotic fashion. A clear aspect of visual balance, a unique set of geometry rules, a distinct set of elements juxtaposition is present for each image.

For each photographer, a complex mental equation gets resolved when constructing their various images. As if, they get both sides of the complex visual equation at hand resolved, in perfect balance. An equation for which only they have the solution.

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