National Gallery of Canada : Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs



Featuring 175 photographs and related images from the outstanding collection of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, The Extended Moment juxtaposes historical photographs with recent works, revealing visual synergies of photography’s evolution over nearly 180 years.

From processes as diverse as daguerreotype to digital, tintypes to inkjet prints, and monochrome to highly saturated colour, The Extended Moment looks at photography as an ever-evolving medium. Through works by artists such as Zhang Huan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Weegee, Ed Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, and Spring Hurlbut, the exhibition demonstrates photography’s ability to reflect the zeitgeist of its time, while also recording a photographer’s seen and unseen worlds.