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Julie D’Amour-Léger: Crows – Black on White

November 29, 2022May 28, 2023

During the winter of 2017, after an ice storm on her home in the Acadian Peninsula, photographer D’Amour-Léger started taking pictures of the crows who lived in her neighbourhood. Frozen in their movements, these black birds on a background of white snow shoed a surprising poetry. Their spectacular gestures, captured in minute detail, show the grace of these birds, unjustly called “birds of omen.” Their intelligence enabled them to survive millions of years and to be present almost everywhere on earth. This photographic series is visually startling evidence of a dialogue between artist and nature.

Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.