Rob Squire and Catalog Gallery present a collection of beautiful women captured by three Vancouver based photographers, Lincoln Clarkes, Byron Dauncey and Jen Osborne. The selected photographs focus on vulnerability linked to beauty, and beauty linked with power.
This dichotomy is most clear in the stylish Shot in America series by Lincoln Clarkes, in which Texan women of all class pose with their loaded guns. In a country constantly at war with itself and others, this series reveals the pity of power.
Byron Dauncey’s Granville Street Saturday Night is voyeuristic and intrusive. Women are photographed candidly outside nightclubs in Vancouver’s Entertainment District, exposing a pressure to be beautiful, and flaunting the authority that it enables.
El Reinado by Jen Osborne showcases impoverished Colombian beauty contestants competing for the title of "People’s Princess" to improve their chances of finding a lucrative job in entertainment, or, a husband from a higher economic class. Beauty, for Columbia, is a national resource, and it gives Colombians a way to survive living in turmoil by celebrating things that are still beautiful.
Vernissage: Friday, November 5th from 6pm-late at
Catalog Gallery 56 Powell St Gastown, Vancouver, BC.
Show runs from November 5th - 28th.
For private showings outside of gallery hours, feel free to call Robert Squire - 604.721.4266.
Louvens Remy - Director, Camera and Editor
Vaughn Robert Squire - Creative and Music Score
Aaron Rivando - Camera
Type Design Template - Alex Usow
'Live' Photos from shoot - Jen Osborne and Byron Dauncey respectively.