15th edition of World Press Photo Montreal exhibition
Spokesperson Caroline Monnet to present world premiere
of her new exhibition, Ikwewak (Women)
At Bonsecours Market from August 31 to October 2, 2022
Montreal, June 13, 2022 – The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition team is proud to announce that artist Caroline Monnet will serve as spokesperson for its 15th edition, which will take place from August 31 to October 2 at Bonsecours Market.
The artist will present the world premiere of her exhibition Ikwewak (Women), which will be showcased alongside the prize-winning photographs of the most prestigious international press photography contest. After a two-year absence, this marks a noteworthy return to form for the flagship cultural event of Montreal’s fall calendar.
Women by Caroline Monnet
“Women is a series of photographs featuring First Nations women who break free from the historical European gaze by reshaping their biased portrayals in the collective consciousness,” explains Caroline Monnet. “Women is part of a series of photo and video works that depict the indigenous woman in all her splendor, quirks, elegance, pride and charisma. In Women, I take a closer look at my generation and their desire to positively step into the future, while building on tradition and taking their rightful place in society. What emerges is a sense of excitement and enthusiasm about a future that we will build together over the next seven generations,” adds Monnet.
About Caroline Monnet
Born to an Anishinaabe mother and a French father, Caroline Monnet lives and works in Montreal. She is well known for her work with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual cultures with contemporary codes to create unique hybrid forms. She is represented by Blouin Division Gallery. Her project Women is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
About World Press Photo
Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its headquarters in Amsterdam. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards of photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Each year, the exhibition travels to more than 100 cities in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million visitors. The World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and PwC.
About the World Press Photo Montreal exhibition
Often dubbed the Oscars of photojournalism, this year’s World Press Photo features the prize-winning photographs selected by a jury from a vast selection of 65,000 submissions by 4,066 photojournalists hailing from 130 countries. The prize-winning photographs are divided into four categories: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects, and Open Format. The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition receives support from ICI RDI, La Presse, and the SDC Vieux-Montréal.
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