It is a true honour to be part of Ottawa's photography community and to welcome the newly established Canadian Photography Institute to the National Gallery of Canada - a proud home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of photographs and related materials. According to National Gallery's director Marc Mayer, it promises to be “the very deepest, most comprehensive and broadly useful public collections of photographs in the world.” National Gallery's new photography space is expected to open in 2016 and will be complimented by a fully digitized collection accessible to the international community all across the world. The collection will include not only art photography, but also photojournalism, documentary photography, and even vernacular photography.
Visit the official website of the Canadian Photography Institute to learn more about this unprecedented Canadian partnership between David Thompson, Scotiabank, the National Gallery of Canada and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation: http://www.gallery.ca/cpi/
This commendable creative partnership is an excellent example of private sector support of the photographic arts in Canada that will help make photographic arts more accessible and appreciated, both in Canada and internationally!