Monday, May 25, 2015

MMFA 2015: Benoit Aquin

Benoit Aquin
Mégantic in Pictures

February 18 - May 24, 2015

Benoit Aquin is one of the few photographers to have been allowed an access to Lac-Mégantic’s ground zero, the site of the derailment. He visited the site on multiple occasions, documenting the environmental impact from the oil spill on neighbouring land and waterways. He blurs the lines between journalistic and art photography.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition featured close to forty photographs, bearing witness to the aftermath of the derailment and how the everyday life has changed forever in Lac-Mégantic.

For twenty-five years, Benoit Aquin, the Montreal photographer, has travelled the world to document the environmental issues and the human stories linked to them. His approach is in tune with the various social and human issues of his time. 

His works on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake were exhibited at the McCord Museum and you can read about it in my post here.

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