“After Strand” at Musée de la Gaspésie

“After Strand” at Musée de la Gaspésie

The exhibit After Strand by Québec photographer Bertrand Carrière will be presented at Musée de la Gaspésie in the town of Gaspé from August 21 to November 1, 2015.

The project After Strand takes as its starting point American photographer Paul Strand’s work in the Gaspé in 1929 and 1936. During those trips, Strand passed the summer in the territory, making a tour of the peninsula with his wife. His picture-taking was motivated by the desire to work on vaster spaces than he was used to dealing with. In these great spaces he searched for a form of unity involving all the elements that went into them, from the foreground to the background and even in the quality of the clouds in the skies that he photographed.

The pictures taken by Bertrand Carrière are mostly landscapes and architectural views, but include portraits as well. They were done in color to create a distance between his own body of work and that of Strand, and to remain faithful to his own artistic approach. “In continuity with Strand’s thinking,” he explains, “I wanted to offer my vision of the essential character of what the Gaspé is today.”

See the artist’s profile for more information.

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