Portraits of Resilience
Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:30 PM

Unfortunately, Curtis Jones’s talk on Newfoundland has had to be postponed until a future date. Due to unexpected change in his schedule in Nunavut in very remote northern communities, Curtis Jones will be off the grid for all of next week documenting traditional hunting practices on northern Baffin Island. We will let you know the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

In his place, Wayne Simpson will be presenting a talk on Portraits of Resilience.
A few words about Wayne’s presentation:

Many people wear a lifetime of experiences on their face, yet who that person is and what they have experienced often remains a mystery. In this talk, the audience will encounter a collection of portraits accompanied by individual stories of inspiration, tragedy and humanitarianism. The overall narrative is an emotional journey in which the audience will inevitably see pieces of themselves in the stories of some truly remarkable individuals.

With compassion and respect, Wayne Simpson has befriended individuals and discovered some truly remarkable people with profound stories we can all learn from. Intertwined with each story is the sub-narrative of the photographer learning who he is as each connection is forged.

Always compelling, and at times haunting, Simpson’s portraits keep storytelling at the forefront. The atmosphere and mood are often crafted with multiple studio lights on location. Many of Simpson’s portraits are graced with intricate details – adding additional layers of complexity to the portrait and in turn making each portrait a visual story on its own.

The members only page has a direct link to Wayne’s presentation.