Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
The Detroit Publishing Company: Looking Across the River
February 6, 1999 - May 2, 1999
Between its founding in 1898 and bunkruptcy in 1924, The Detroit Publishing Company was an important source of mass-produced photographs in North America. At its peak in 1902, the company’s annual production had surpassed seven million photographs and photo reproductions. Images were mass-marketed in various forms, including postcards, lantern slide shows, colour prints, and large panoramas. This exhibiton focuses on The Detroit Publishing Company’s images of Canada and Detroit. The exhibition reveals how different photographic processes and manipulations can change an image. It is also rich with social history and suggests ways in which Canada was viewed and marketed.