About the Book
It was only a few days, so no way to get beyond the status of spectator, but then the city was full of visitors, most of them shopping or gazing around like us. And so, no revelations or social commentaries, simply the specular enjoyment of being in the world.
Peter Sramek has been a photographic artist since 1970 and has taught at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto since 1976. His work incorporates photography, digital imaging, handbinding and video installation with a focus on black and white photography which explores the medium's ability to record and represent history and cultural heritage. Sramek graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, where he studied under Minor White. In 1979, he helped found the Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, an artist-run centre and photographic workspace in Toronto. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally in Europe, Japan and the United States and is included in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the National Library of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Toronto Archives, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Allan Chasanoff Collection of Artist's Books (NYC).