This series of photographs examines the complexities that Richmond faces in its attempt to balance the needs of population growth and industry against the backdrop of agricultural and natural environments. In addition to the needs of the city’s population and industries, Richmond is home to a unique ecosystem containing many bird and fish habitats. With the neighbouring ocean and the city’s low elevation, global warming is also a growing concern. Richmond is a microcosm of a larger global problem: How do we balance the needs of the population, industries, and ecosystem?
For this multi-artist public installation, Capture Photography Festival and the City of New Westminster Public Art Program sought proposals from artists located in British Columbia that consider nature and its relationship to the Lower Mainland region’s urban environment. The artworks of six artists and artist teams were chosen to be installed on the three art columns at Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations for six months each.
Presented in partnership by
Capture Photography Festival and the City of Richmond Public Art Program