Townships photographers photo circuit

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

The second edition of Objectif Photo Cantons-de-l’Est was officially launched on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Pierre-Gobeil Cultural Centre in Rock Forest. Countless artists gathered with curators from the 12 different exhibitions to celebrate the photographic tour, which will unite Racine, Sherbrooke, Stanstead, Sutton, and Valcourt. The circuit began in June and will be offered until December 2019. For those who wish to see a preview of what Objectif Photo has to offer, the “Grand Angle” exhibition will be held at the Pierre-Gobeil Cultural Centre from Aug. 20 to Sept. 30 to offer an overview of the photographers exhibited in the circuit. “Our goal is to put forward artistic photography. In this day and age, everyone takes photos and there are billions of pictures taken every day,” admitted Suzanne Pressé, coordinator of Sherbrooke University’s art gallery. “Yet, we often neglect that an artistic photo is completely different. It’s a project, it’s a thought, it is a perspective on the world. It holds more than a simple selfie. ” See full story in the Friday, Aug. 23 edition of The Record.

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