Exhibition at Rotary Park, Calgary, Jan 10-Feb 28, 2023
Exposure Collective presents an exhibition around some social and ecological aspects of community through photography, diorama, magazine spreads, and poetry in a series of six outdoor mini-galleries at Rotary Park, Crescent Heights, Calgary, between January 10 to February 28, 2023. The participating artists are:
As someone who has moved around all her life, I sense these photographs to be more of my own projection than a reflection of the place itself. Hence what emerges are images of belonging I try to find as I move around. My community too is such, with people from both of my beloved countries of India and Canada strung together by what I collectively believe and share.
Twinkle Banerjee (She/Her) is an Indian-Canadian visual artist exploring work that deals with social issues such as generational trauma, globalization, and human rights. She also tries balancing her work with introspective experiments with a focus on poetic imagery. She has exhibited in the USA, Canada, the UK, the UAE, and Armenia, and her work has been published in Berlin and featured on CBC.
How can we ever recreate a forest? This work calls into question human assumptions and faith in Western Science’s ability to ever understand a forest well enough to rebuild it or restore it once it has been damaged by human activity.
Julya Hajnoczky’s practice seeks to ask questions and inspire curiosity about the natural world. In 2017 Julya built the Alfresco Science Machine, a combination tiny camper and workspace, and has been exploring and documenting the many ecosystems of Western Canada ever since.
Inseparable Fragments: Oscillating between longings of past and dreams of future; I bring together my fragmented memories. I took these pictures in the holy city of Varanasi, India and re-created my spiritual experience as a digital collage.
Santosh Korthiwada is an award-winning photographer and educator. He specializes in visual storytelling and mentors upcoming photographers in critical concepts & portfolio development. Santosh’s work got featured in several exhibitions and galleries across Asia, Europe, and North America.
J. Ashley Nixon
The Huaconada of Mito, is recognized by UNESCO for its intrinsic cultural heritage. These images are featured in PeruZine, a series of publications exploring people and places in Peru with a focus on sustainable development and culture.
Ashley Nixon is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker who combines his artistic and scientific sides to communicate about sustainability issues, culture and natural heritage. He has a Ph.D. in ecology and teaches writing about images (photography) at Mount Royal University.
Cary’s focus is street photography and documentary. He’s been a part of the Exposure festival since 2017, when he appeared in the Emerging Photographer’s Showcase. In 2022, he started a collective called Chopped Liver.
I have chosen a street photograph from my hometown, Calgary. For me, street photography combines the artistic with the journalistic approach to capture life and my community in the way that I see it.
Good Times is a retrospective of Calgary skateboarding events held throughout the city from 2018 to 2022. Each event brings the Calgary skate community together in a fun and judgement-free environment, representing why we all decided to start skateboarding.
Born and raised in Calgary, Tyler utilizes analog and digital mediums to photograph Skateboarding and Urban Landscapes. As a skateboarder and photographer, the world holds limitless opportunities for exploration and experimentation.