Fred Herzog: East Vancouver is focused on Herzog's photographs of the east side of Vancouver. After emigrating to Canada in the early 1950s, Herzog began photographing Vancouver’s streets on regular walking excursions. While he lived and worked in the West End and the west side of the city, Herzog was particularly attuned to Chinatown, Strathcona, and what is now known as the Downtown Eastside, three neighbourhoods that sustained his interest for over 50 years. His use of colour was unusual in the 1950s and 60s, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white, and it is through this use of colour film that Herzog developed a sensitive and thoughtful visual compendium of parts of the city.
This exhibition is presented as part of Capture Photography Festival.