SYLVIA GALBRAITH is an Ontario-based photographer whose work includes landscape, documentary, and commercial photography. As a self-taught artist, she employs a variety of methods; traditional analogue, digital capture and historical processes all come into play as dictated by a situation. The ephemeral quality of these historical processes complements the nature of her subject, in that light, landscape and human situations are transitory, and will not last. Recently Galbraith has begun working with video within the context of her landscape photography.
Galbraith’s current practice is an exploration of deep-rooted connections to one’s place of origin. As a child of immigrants, she considers connections to the landscape – the physical and psychological meaning of “place (guilt, acceptance, ownership) and the stratification of experience. Her images form a conceptual study of the vital sense of belonging and community within the context of displacement, immigration and resettlement in lands that once belonged to others.
Galbraith is drawn to some of Canada’s loneliest places, and has participated in residencies in Newfoundland, Banff and Northern Ontario. She teaches photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, from her own studio in Fergus ON, and is frequently a guest instructor at venues across Canada. Her photographs have been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and are featured in private and corporate collections.
In 2020, Sylvia was featured in our main gallery for her solo exhibition entitled “Continuum: Considerations of Memory in Unquiet Landscapes.
Notes about the photographs:
Each photograph is printed to museum standards using archival photographic paper.
In most cases, editions are limited to 6, plus one artist’s proof.
Notes about the framing:
Each photograph is mounted on museum quality art board, and framed with archival backing and spacers and conservation clear glass. Black wood frame, shadowbox fit.
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