Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gallery Artist Geoffrey James Named Toronto's First Photo Laureate

From the Toronto-Ottawa Train, 2015 © Geoffrey James /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

"Photography has always helped me to understand the world, and Toronto is a wonderful subject. It's a city in a constant state of transformation, an exhilarating social experiment, as well as a place that reveals itself slowly. I will do my best to do it justice and to share my love of the medium with others." - Geoffrey James

Known worldwide for his landscape and urban photography, Geoffrey James' career in photography dates back to the 1970s. Winner of multiple awards including the Governor General's Award, Geoffrey has recently been appointed Toronto's Photo Laureate.

Expressing his satisfaction with the appointment, Mayor John Tory stated “Photography is a powerful way to tell Toronto’s story — to show our city’s diversity, talent and beauty. The quality and range of Geoffrey James' work makes him an ideal photo laureate and I look forward to his inspiring work in this role."

To read the complete article please visit: www.urbantoronto.ca

Geoffrey James artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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