About the Book
“Collecting Light” is a collaborative bookwork by members of PAC. In the winter of 2010, members of PAC built approximately one hundred pinhole cameras from 35mm black plastic film canisters. These cameras were then placed around the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba to take photographs (called solargraphs) over weeks and months. These images were then the basis of a installation at PLATFORM: Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts in August 2010. "Collecting Light" expands on this exhibition, incorporating solargraphs, individual visual responses to the project, and critical essays by Dianne Bos and J.J. Kegan McFadden.
Pinhole Artist Collective: Marian Butler, Sarah Crawley, William Eakin, lori fontaine, Beth Johnson, Jen Loewen, Natasha Peterson, Merrell-Ann Phare, and Bonnie Tulloch.
PAC is a collective of artists interested in exploring the artistic plurality of analogue and digital photography. Growing out of the spirit of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and the DIY artistic philosophy, they are hands-on, resourceful, playful, and open to constructive criticism. In regular gatherings, the collective engages in both critical discourse and artistic creation and is, from time to time, nomadic.