Over the last 50 years, Gabor Szilasi has created one of Canada’s most significant and influential bodies of photographic work, comprising environmental portraits, domestic and urban views of Montreal and Budapest, and images of rural Quebec. His photographs have been sustained by an unwavering belief in the humanistic and documentary value of the medium. This exhibition of 124 photographs celebrates Szilasi’s achievement and reveals the essence of his artistic vision through his observations of urban and rural life and his recordings of the connections between culture and community. In order to represent the evolution and reach of Szilasi’s work, more obscure and never-before-exhibited photographs are shown alongside better known, more iconic images.

Organized by: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
and the Musée d’art de Joliette.