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The Americans
“The Mississaugans” Join “The Americans”

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 culture.

What:
Exhibitions:  The Americans, photographs by Gauri Gill and The Mississaugans, photographs taken by the local community and selected by Gauri Gill.

When:
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 culture.division@mississauga.ca

Where:
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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