Jonathan Taggart | Artist Talk

Jonathan Taggart. From the series Salt & Earth, August 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Emily Carr Lecture Theatre - Room 301
Free and open to the public

In this talk Jonathan Taggart shares images and experiences from his long-term project documenting lives and livelihoods in remote Indigenous spaces in Canada, from the reserves of British Columbia's In-SHUCK-ch Nation to the network of frozen riverways of the Northwest Territories' Inuvialuit.

Jonathan Taggart is an award-winning photojournalist based in Vancouver. His work is a blend of visual narrative and social inquiry, focused on the movement of people in neocolonial space, towards isolated communities and under remote economies.

His photographs and writing have been published internationally and across Canada, recently earning him a National Magazine Award nomination in Photojournalism for his photo essay ‘Salt & Earth’ in Brairpatch Magazine. In 2008 he was awarded a Scotiabank Scholarship to Magnum Workshop Toronto, where he worked under the guidance of Canadian photojournalist Larry Towell.

His exhibitions of documentary photography were supported by the Ontario Arts Council and profiled as “must-see” in Toronto’s CONTACT Photography Festival, and have been featured in Applied Arts Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life Magazine and Mass Art Guide.

He currently lives in Vancouver where he is focusing his personal work on creating awareness of the challenges facing Aboriginal communities, both urban and rural. He is a founding member of Boreal Collective, a national assemblage of documentary photographers, and teaches photography to at-risk Aboriginal youth as a volunteer with the Urban Native Youth Association. Taggart is currently featured in Daylight Magazine.

Jonathan Taggart is also teaching Documentary Process and Practice from July 7 - August 4.