Apr 25, 2011
The City of Mississauga will showcase The Americans, an exhibition of photographs by
Gauri Gill, with a focus on South Asian communities. Gill's photographs are described as
"an intimate look at the interior worlds in a pre- and post-9/11 landscape, often
populated by family and friends, documenting tensions between optimism and the realities of
class, race and cultural differences."
The Mississaugans, photographs about the people and places of Mississauga, will be on
view alongside The Americans. Gauri Gill has selected images provided by Mississauga
photographers, bloggers, tweeters and hobbyists for this unique view of Mississauga
Exhibitions: The Americans, photographs by Gauri Gill and The Mississaugans, photographs
taken by the local community and selected by Gauri Gill.
May 1 to July 31, 2011
Opening Reception - Sunday, May 1, 2 to 4 p.m.
Camera Walk with the artist - Sunday, May 1, 4 to 5 p.m. Mississauga Celebration Square; RSVP
by April 27 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mississauga Central Library, 3rd floor
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Photographer Gauri Gill was born in Chandigarh in 1970. Her works have been included in
important group exhibitions in England, Switzerland, Spain, and at Yale University in the
United States. She lives and works in New Delhi.
The Americans is co-presented by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), the City of
Mississauga's Culture Division and the Mississauga Central Library. It is a feature exhibition
in this year's Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival and an official International Indian
Film Academy (IIFA) Buzz event. For more information, visit www.mississauga.ca/culture.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
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