The Lost City: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John

Ian MacEachern (Canadian, b. 1942). Children on Steps, Elliot Row (detail), 1969. Photographic print on paper, 24.1 cm x 35.6 cm. Collection of the artist.

January 19 - May 19, 2019    |    Regular Exhibition

For the first time, a Beaverbrook Art Gallery touring exhibition opens in Saint John – and for good reason. Seventy-five black-and-white photographs drawn from the artist’s exceptional archive are presented, depicting 1960s life along Main Street in the city’s North End before ‘urban renewal’. Poignant and sublime, these narrative photographs are among the finest visual documents of social conditions and urban life ever taken in Canada. Following the Saint John presentation, the work will tour to Fredericton and beyond.

Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Commercial Properties Limited, and the Harriet Irving Endowment.

The artist would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario).

Did you know: Each month we feature a members only tour of the exhibitions. On April 25th, explore the exhibition The Lost City: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John. Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before April 21st.