Photography Under Vancouver 1972-1982, a photographic project by Greg Girard
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Under Vancouver 1972-1982, a photographic project by Greg Girard

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Claudia Fuggetti
Uno sguardo su Vancouver, gli scatti di Greg Girard | Collater.al

Greg Girard photographed Vancouver from 1972 to 1982, which before the Expo ’86 was a port city populated mainly by the working class. The shots of Greg were collected in the book Under Vancouver 1972-1982 and capture the true soul of the city, made of neon lights and evocative places. These images have remained unpublished until now. Quoting the artist:

“I did feel Vancouver was a sad town. It maybe had something to do with the way the natural beauty surrounding the city was at odds with the more down-at-the-heel parts of town where I was spending time”.

Beyond the physiognomy of the city, which has changed over time, his photographic production is very current. Atmospheres, lights, and faces help to recreate a mysterious and underground imaginary that develops mainly at night. The artist has also tried to communicate a deep sense of loneliness and sadness, typical of those who are wandering the streets.

You can buy his book here.

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Written by Claudia Fuggetti
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