Leslie Hossack is an Ottawa-based photographer who travels extensively and spends time every year in Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, and her photographs have appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, Galleries West, and Apollo in the UK.
Hossack received the 2010 Ottawa Photography Festival Portfolio Award and the 2011 Applied Arts Award for Architectural Photography and Limited Edition Prints. The Germany Embassy in Canada highlighted her studies of Berlin on their website, and she was interviewed about this work on CBC Radio. In 2012, she was selected to participate in the Canadian Forces Artists Program, following in a long tradition of national war artists, and was deployed to Kosovo. In 2013, Hossack’s series Stalin’s Architectural Legacy won an ipa (International Photography Award).
Focusing on the built environment, Hossack has completed major studies of iconic architecture in Vancouver (2008–11), Paris (2009), Berlin (2010), Jerusalem (2011), Moscow (2012), Kosovo (2013), and London (2014). In Ottawa, Hossack’s work included her interpretative photographs of the Diefenbunker. In 2012 she was interviewed on CBC Radio about her exhibition FALLOUT at Canada’s Cold War Museum, and in 2014 about her exhibition REGISTERED: The Japanese Canadian Experience During World War II, at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa.
What’s next? CHARTING CHURCHILL, an extensive photographic exploration of buildings that featured in Sir Winston Churchill’s long and remarkable life. Hossack’s work is held in public and corporate collections in Canada, and in private collections at home and abroad.