Weaving pictures: photographic tapestries of human ties by Sonya de Laat
"Photography is an investigation of both the outer and the inner worlds. The first experiences with the camera involve looking at the world beyond the lens, trusting the instrument will 'capture' something 'seen.' The terms shoot and take are not accidental; they represent an attitude of conquest and appropriation. Only when the photographer grows into perception and creative impulse does the term make define a condition of empathy between the external and the internal events." -Ansel Adams
Although always drawn to the moral and social aspects of photography and visual culture, for the past 10 years I have been a research coordinator in healthcare ethics at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON Canada. For the last 6 years I have been working in the area of humanitarian healthcare ethics. My interests include history, ethics and aesthetics of humanitarian visual culture, but also visual culture more generally about suffering, compassion and human interconnections. I hold an MA in Anthropology, and am currently pursuing a PhD in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in London, ON.
Central Library has proudly made gallery space available to downtown customers since 1980. Gallery4 is located on the 1st floor of the Central Library. It has hosted a variety of artists using every medium, from all ranges of paint techniques, photography and 3D installations.
Gallery4 Annex is located on Circuit 4.0 (4th floor Central Library) and provides space for community organizations and individuals to share their works.
Upcoming exhibits at Gallery4 Annex