Two unique photography projects, a 'Magic' revival and more art stories you might have missed
In this week's Art Post Outpost, both Syrian teenagers and the homeless are given voices through photography
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These are the week's can't-miss stories:
"What happens when you hand out 45 disposable cameras to people living on Ottawa's streets and tell them to photograph whatever they want? Liz Fitzpatrick and Nina Garacci believe an important bond with people who open your eyes to a new perspective of life in the capital. The recent University of Ottawa graduates started the InFocus Social Project this summer after being inspired by similar initiatives to engage with people affected by homelessness in Vancouver and London. "
- The FilmmakersXavier Dolan on the moment he realized he needed time off — and why that peace is so vital
"Ms. Frizzle and the gang are back in Netflix's reboot of the popular '90s kids show, The Magic School Bus. The show, which will premiere on the streaming service on Sept. 29, just released a trailer for its updated animated series and it features Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda singing the show's upbeat theme song. And yes, it's still as catchy as you remember."
- THE FILMMAKERSHow Xavier Dolan's debut feature changed everything for a young generation of bold filmmakers
"A group of Syrian teenagers are debuting their photography at the World Press Photo Exhibit in Old Montreal this month as the result of a project seven months in the making. The 48-photo exhibit is called First Flashes and it's the result of work by dozens of teens and photographer Amina Jalabi."
"You may not know the name Lewis Black, but you'd likely recognize his voice. His raspy outbursts have been a fixture of comedy for decades. He's ranted and raved about everything from New York City's response to snow storms to the ineptitude of politicians and even the lack of dessert after dinner. Black has made a career out of being angry at the world's nonsense. But what happens when the truth is stranger than fiction? And the nonsense doesn't need comedy added to it? In the age of U.S. President Donald Trump, Black is trying to find his footing. He joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about making sense of today's political climate."
"For Indigenous people, life and music are all about continuum and creation. We walk with our ancestors behind us and the coming generations ahead of us. That means we carry responsibilities to those who have gone before and those yet to come. This week's episode of Reclaimed explores songs and sounds of Indigenous resistance and reclamation. Meet some of the artists taking up the fight."
- ArtstagramThis B.C. artist and his dog go on adventures that look like something out of Game of Thrones