Christina Shivcharan has always enjoyed observing the world. As a child she frittered away hours staring out the window, looking at the daily workings of her neighbours. During her teenage years, after years of longing for a camera, her father came home one day and handed her an old Spotmatic. From then the magic of photography took hold, resulting in many skipped high school classes for time spent in the red glow of the darkroom. Her favourite subjects are nature and architecture shot on grainy black and white film. Having immense respect for the camera's ability to show us what we cannot see with our eyes, Shivcharan’s goal is to produce darkroom printed images that inspire us to reconnect with our environment. For the Contact Festival she will present a visual expression of how it felt living without her camera and a darkroom.
May 20 – June 1, 2019 @ Artscape Youngplace, 3rd Floor
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, May 25, 2 – 3 pm, led by Fred Lum