Originally an exhibition at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver during September and October of 2001, Facing History - Portraits from Vancouver is a book about a city's inhabitants. Contemporary and archival photographs and art, made over the last 50 years by 55 image-makers, address the themes of family and the construction of identity; questions of attribution; the street; work and play; public life; art and life; the body and the life of the mind. Curated by Karen Love. With an essay by Bob Sherrin, and short texts by numerous writers.
Co-published by Presentation House Gallery and Arsenal Pulp Press.
The exhibition toured to the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris in 2004 and WHARF: Basse Normandie, France in 2005.
Artists in the publication:
Alvin Armstrong, Glenn Baglo, Doug Ball, Marian Penner Bancroft, Percy Bentley/Dominion Photo Company, Natalie Brettschneider, David Buchan, Allyson Clay, Corrine Corry, Kate Craig, Bill Cunningham, Max Dean, Fred Douglas, Diane Evans, Jochen Gerz & Esther Shalev-Gerz, John Helcermanas, Lee Holt, Art Jones/Artray, Brian Kent, Robert Keziere, Roy Kiyooka, Una Knox, Mike Love, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Arnaud Maggs, Kyla Mallett, John McGinnis, Al McWilliams, Robert Minden, Al Neil, N.E. Thing Co Ltd., Wendy Oberlander, Ann Park, Jerry Pethick, Colin Price, Foncie Pulice, Judy Radul, Chick Rice, Henri Robideau, Carol Sawyer, Sandra Semchuk & James Nicholas, George Smith, Michele Smith, Henry Tsang, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Colette Whiten, Paul Wong, Jin-me Yoon, Sharyn Yuen.
Reproductions: 140 (43 colour, 97 duotone)
11” x 8.25”