Toronto Photo Gallery on 500Px

Toronto, Summer 2007

New City Hall
New City Hall

I continue to re-build my Lightroom Library of images after an epic fail when I upgraded my Mac operating system to El Capitan… Oh well: gives me a chance to sort through, edit, and upload from the 25,000+ images on my hard drive 🙂

I’ve also resurrected my photo gallery at 500PX. Currently, I’m adding pictures Toronto pictures from 2007, including some photos of the old Port, UofT and the Annex area, Cherry Beach, and so on.

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Canadian Museum of Inuit Art, 2007 – 2016

Canadian Museum of Inuit Art
Canadian Museum of Inuit Art

I was hoping to visit the Canadian Museum of Inuit Art (MIA) this summer in T.O. If nothing else, I wanted to upgrade my earlier, low-quality photos from 2007  (shot on the Sony R1) of some of the museum’s traditional and modern pieces of sculpture. Then I read this story on the CBC website (“Small but mighty Canadian Museum of Inuit Art closing its doors”) and learn that the museum will close permanently on May 30, 2016 — tomorrow! — just a few weeks prior to my arrival. Guess I’m going to have to live with the pictures I’ve already got, soft focus and all, at least until the collection finds a new home…

Good luck to David Harris and everyone at the Canadian Museum of Inuit Art! I enjoyed both the museum and its earlier incarnation as the Harris Gallery, and appreciated the many educational conversations, displays, help with my own small collection of pieces – and especially the opportunity to photograph so many more pieces in the museum! The Harris Gallery and MIA taught me that there’s a lot more to Inuit art than just dancing polar bears…