GABRIELLE DE MONTMOLLIN
Welland, ON HEAR ME CRY
“Still life photography is a genre I like to stretch beyond its traditions. This is a series, where I present arrangements of attractive objects set against backgrounds of provocative or disturbing images, sourced from my daily electronic newsfeed.
I want people to see that if they have beauty in their lives they are very lucky and privileged, but they should never forget about what is happening in the background. I highlight specific horrors so as not to allow them to be forgotten as they’re replaced by more unsettling images in the unending ‘disposable information’ that we experience, yet ignore, everyday.”