Over the past two months I have been working on a project which I am particularly proud to share with you. The exhibition is called ” MONTRÉAL, TERRE D’ACCUEIL ” and is presented as part of the United Nations WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT.This exhibition aims to highlight the exceptional work of community organizations in Montreal working with newcomers.
The exhibition is free from 18 to 26 May 2016 in the HALL D’HONNEUR DE L’HÔTEL DE VILLE DE MONTRÉAL. Enjoy the exhibition!
Artist photographer : KEVIN CALIXTE
Curator : Joana Joachim
Organizations: LA MAISON DE LA SYRIE, CAFLA – CENTRE D’AIDE AUX FAMILLES LATINO-AMÉRICAINES, LA MAISONNÉE, HAY DOUN,CENTRE COMMUNAUTAIRE HÉLLENIQUE DE MONTRÉAL,MAISON HAITI,MIDADE,FEMMES DU MONDE À CÔTE-DES-NEIGES,OMETZ, LE SERVICE À LA FAMILLE CHINOISE DU GRAND MONTRÉAL,CHANTIER D’AFRIQUE DU CANADA – CHAFRIC, CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DES PERSONNES ÂGÉES ITALO-CANADIENNES et le CSAI
I'm actually working on my series entitled " Yo ", I explores the topic of emotional and physical balance of Montreal yogis. Through my photographic exploration process, I seeks to capture the balance point of these yogis exploiting the static and dynamic balance of my subjects. This photos series questions our occidental lifestyle oriented on consumer society and the way we can react to it.
The desire to create my series came to me when more people around me started to get engaged in the practice of yoga. Several of them told me about the benefits of this practice. Through this creative process , I’m looking to find my own balance using photography. This search for that brief moment where I feel totally connect with my subject and I feel that through my photographic process , I managed to capture the symbiosis of our points balance.
This picture is the first of my series. My goal is to get 25 large size photos that I will show in a solo exhibition in october 2016. Currently, I am in my fifth picture. Yet beautiful future meetings to follow!
Saturday, April 2 Next I will attend the TEDxHECMontreal day. I will set featured some pictures of my new photo series "Yo " printed especially for the occasion. Thank's to the organizing committee of TEDxHECMontreal for this generous welcome.