Piercing Time Paris after Marville and Atget – 1865 –2012
by Peter Sramek


From January 7 to January 31, 2015
Opening Wednesday January, 7th – 7pm

Spadina Galerie Pierre Léon
24, Spadina Road
Free entrance

This exhibition compares different photographs of Paris from the nineteenth century to nowadays: photographs from Charles Marville, who worked under Georges Haussmann; from Eugène Atget, talented photograph from the early twentieth century; and from Peter Sramek himself. This project highlights the wealth and history of Paris’ urban planning, its continuity as much as its shortages by juxtaposing 183 contemporary “rephotographs” taken by the author with images taken by Charles Marville and by Eugène Atget.  Learn more

Peter Sramek’s exhibition will be preceded by a lecture in English at 6pm about Parisian urban design, hosted by Keith Bresnahan, teacher at OCAD University.

Alliance Francaise Toronto
24 Spadina Road
TorontoON, M5R 2S7

Bio: Currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Art, Peter Sramek has taught photography at OCAD U since 1976 during which time he has also assumed various administrative roles including Acting Head of Photography, Acting Chair of Technological Studies, Assistant Dean and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art. He has been Co-ordinator of the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program 3 times, most recently in the fall of 2007. He was a founding member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and carries on an active practice in both photography and book arts which encompasses film-based and digital processes, as well as excursions into video installation, audio and sculpture.