The exhibition provides audiences with a rare opportunity to view vintage prints selected from the holdings of MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver. Spanning 150 years, the photographic materials on view include daguerreotypes, tintypes, albumen prints and more.
Visiting curator Emily Sylman has carefully selected images from the archives that represent key photographic processes and focused on the social uses and applications of photography on the north shore.
Many of these images are vernacular, created by amateurs as byproducts of their daily lives. Other images are the creative product of professional photographers and artists, such as Leonard Frank and Iain Baxter.