Nir Bareket: MY EYES HAVE SEEN
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
April 26 – July 19, 2014
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 26, 1 – 3 P.M.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
The Market Gallery
2nd floor, South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Nir Bareket has been a professional photographer since 1965.
- Mr. Bareket has worked as a photographer in New York City, Switzerland and Israel and settled in Toronto in 1975.
- The breadth of his work spans theatrical, commercial, industrial, architectural, portraiture, documentary and photo-journalism.
- In Toronto, he operates his independent photography studio.
Market Gallery’s upcoming exhibition – “Nir Bareket: My Eyes Have Seen. Celebrating 50 Years of Photography” – will present photographs from the Bareket Collection, the City of Toronto Archives and the Ontario Jewish Archives.
- This exhibition will feature images from the following series:
- Theatre in Toronto (1967-2003),
- The Don Jail (1978, 1987),
- The Amsterdam Calendar (1978),
- The Toronto Calendar (1981),
- The 1982- 2004 Homeless in Toronto, and
- The March of the Living (1994).
- His photographs were the first acquisition by the Toronto Archives of the work of a living photographer.
- The Market Gallery welcomes Bareket’s return to the gallery for this celebratory exhibit.
- Its Don Jail series was first exhibited at the gallery in 1979 as one of its inaugural displays.
“His personal and documentary photography flows with realism, sensitivity and love for the topics he chooses.”