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Greg Girard

Greg Girard, The Georgia Straight

Greg Girard’s photographs of Asian cityscapes, notably shot in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hanoi, have firmly established his reputation, both locally and internationally. During the 30-year period the Vancouver photographer spent in Asia, he mostly supported himself as a freelance magazine photographer. His true creative vision, however, has been realized through his self-driven book projects, …

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Greg Girard, Capitalist Realism

In this year’s Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018, the central exhibition entitled “Capitalist Realism“, which is structured in two large sections, at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, is curated by Penelope Petsini, assisted by Fotis Milionis. Capitalist Realism is broadly inspired by the term Mark Fisher introduced in his eponymous …

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Splendour Without Diminishment, The Mainlander

In Vancouver, there is no image of nature that is not at the same time an image of private property. Possession structures the visual culture and economy of the image. Whether this image is a meticulously crafted photograph for a condo advertisement staged in False Creek, or a self-portrait at the top of Grouse Mountain, …

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