Emergence: Contemporary Photography in Canada. Edited by Sarah Parsons. Co-published by Gallery 44 and Ryerson University.
My work was featured in EMERGENCE, a new publication by Gallery 44
that celebrates contemporary Canadian photography. It is an attractive volume with solid essays by Matthew Brower, Liz Park, Gabrielle Moser
, Marie Fraser and Katy McCormick.
I was selected by Suzy Lake
Suzy Lake: "I chose Susana Reisman because of her interest in how we see, counter to assumptions of photographic information. There is a sense of extended duration in her works Camera Lucida and On the Scale of History that allows us to accrue detail towards a subjective experience of her photographs. These works are sequenced to a “panorama” for space or movement, rather than a topical narrative.
The subject matter in both of these series us a staging or sculptural construction of seminal texts on photography. To photographers, our past moves linearly present. Thought becomes material. And this emphasis on materiality brings poetry to “about photography.” Form and content marry."
Susana Reisman, Camera Lucida (Panel 4 - detail), 2007