Greg Girard, Pool Player, Honolulu, 1976, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the Artist and Monte Clark.

Greg Girard, Pool Player, Honolulu, 1976, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the Artist and Monte Clark.

Artist Talk

Through the Lens: Greg Girard in conversation with Stephen Waddell

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Join us in the gallery, Wednesday April 27th in conversation with Greg Girard and Stephen Waddell on Girard’s recent publication, JAL 76 – 88, and practice as both an artist and journalist that spans several decades, recording the transformation of major cities throughout Asia and pivotal moments of our time.

Girard has spent much of his career documenting the social and urban transformation in Asia’s largest cities, as well as his travels between Asia and North America. He has published nine books, including Magenta’s Phantom Shanghai, listed as one of the top 10 photography books of all time by The Independent, (UK). His most recent book JAL, 76 – 88 will be released this month, documenting Tokyo between 1976 – 88 before the west associated a neon-futuristic image of the Asian megacity with the film Blade Runner. This publication builds on a collection of photographs depicting Tokyo during this period in Girard’s earlier publication Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983 (2019).

Stephen Waddell has exhibited in galleries and institutions including Monte Clark Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló in Castello, Spain, Kunstforum Baloise in Basel, Switzerland, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, and C/O in Berlin. Waddell’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Armand Hammer Collection in Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and numerous others. Waddell’s most recent books include Dark Matter Atlas (2017) published by Distanz and Hunt and Gather (2011) published by Steidl. In 2019, Waddell won the Scotiabank Photography Award.

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