Exhibition ~ Unfinished Business: Vancouver Street Photographs 1955 to 1985
January 11 to March 3, 2003
Presentation House Gallery
North Vancouver Canada
Vancouver Land Of Contrasts 1987, is a pastiche of images from Henri Robideau's first 17 years in the Terminal City, accompanied by hand written narrative text. 30 feet long and 4 feet high, black and white resin prints taped to paper scroll. Here it is being displayed outside by Jeannie Kamins, Luna Ceovelli and Frank Robideau.
Unfinished Business: Vancouver Street Photographs 1955 to 1985. North Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery, 2003. Paperback, 8 inches x 10.75 inches, 36 pages. Catalogue of an exhibition at Presentation House Gallery January 11 to March 2, 2003. ISBN 0-920293-55-7. Printed in an edition of 2,000.
Terminal City Picaresque is Henri Robideau's fictional photo narrative account of a street photographer's first year in Vancouver Canada, back in 1969 and 1970. Written in the autumn of 2003 as a contribution to the series of essays to be co-published by Presentation House Gallery and the quarterly West Coast Line.
Two years after the exhibition, the quarterly West Coast Line published a full edition of photographs, essays and writing about photographers working the streets of the city in the decades between the Korean War and Expo 86. Includes Henri Robideau's short story Terminal City Picaresque and four pages of his photographs.
The Unfinished Business exhibition catalogue was also released in a preview edition as the centre insert of Geist magazine, Number 47, Winter 2002.
THE PHG NEWS. Winter/Spring 2003 Vol 7 Issue 1
Jeffries, Bill. The Street In Focus. The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, January 11, 2003, Pages D10-11.
Boddy, Trevor. City better now than in good old days. The Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2003, Page B2.
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