Facing the Camera: Banff (2008 & 2011)

Alex Janvier

The impetus for the series derived from my realisation that a document had not been made of individuals who make up the Aboriginal arts community. In 2008, I was in a residency at the Banff Centre and saw for the first time a number of prominent indigenous artists together as a group—artists who I had previously only known by name alone. That coupled with my interest in portrait photography made me want to embark upon this documentary project.


Thank you to everyone who has been part of Facing the Camera.