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The Résidence in situ photography creation program is the result of a collaboration between Maison photo Montréal and the Archives de la Ville de Montréal, whose purpose is to generate a dialogue through images between a territory’s past and its present.
For this 4th edition, photographer Caroline Hayeur was given carte blanche to explore the Saint-Michel district. With the aim of creating new images, the artist reached out to citizens and showed them archival photos from the 1960s, the end result of which is a mise-en-abyme of similarities and contrasts. Local shops, LRHs, the Metropolitan highway, Frédéric-Back park: her juxtapositions of images highlight the character traits specific to this unique district on the island of Montreal. With a keen eye and an affectionate gaze, she captured moments of everyday life in which everyone can relate.
Résidence in situ Saint-Michel is a journey into our past and our present.
Bouchra and Walter at the Habitations Saint-Michel Nord (demolished then rebuilt in 2019).
Allée de Robert, 2017.
Caroline Hayeur, Collectif Stock Photo.
Dance evening organized by the Cité de Saint-Michel. 1960-1968.
P030-Y-P0354, Cité de Saint-Michel, Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
The ever-optimistic artist Caroline Hayeur focuses on themes of humanity, emotion and connections between people through a practice deeply rooted in the present moment. Drawing on her experience of field photography since in the early 1990s, she is interested in concepts of place and home in various forms of relationship: friendship, families and broader communities, which she explores in the spirit of documentary story telling and humanistic portrait.
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