James Cooper,  Johana Foamz , 2008.

James Cooper, Johana Foamz, 2008.


May 1 – May 25, 2014
Shipping Containers behind The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Opening Reception May 3rd, 5-7pm
Panel Discussion May 4th, 6-7:30pm

Pictures from Paradise: A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography explores the complex social, racial, political, and physical relationships and landscapes that exist within the Caribbean. Based on the 2012 book of the same name by Robert & Christopher Publishers, the exhibition is structured by four photographic genres to examine the work of 18 artists: ‘Tableau Vivant’ depicts constructed scenarios, ‘Portraiture’ challenges our understanding of the emotive subject, ‘The Documentary Image’ celebrates the interrogative attitude of photographs, and ‘Transformed Media’ hails digital processes.

Pictures from Paradise, a primary exhibition in CONTACT 2014, is curated by Robert & Christopher editors Melanie Archer and Mariel Brown with Wedge director Kenneth Montague. Programming will include a panel discussion and exhibition tours. The exhibition is organized by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Wedge Curatorial Projects and presented in partnership with Robert & Christopher Publishers and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Participating Artists Included Ewan Atkinson, Marvin Bartley, Terry Boddie, Holly Bynoe, James Cooper, Renee Cox, Gerard Gaskin, Abigail Hadeed, Gerard Hanson, Nadia Huggins, Marlon James, Roshini Kempadoo, O’Neil Lawrence, Ebony G. Patterson, Radcliffe Roye, Alex Smailes, Stacey Tyrell and Rodell Warner

Robert & Christopher Publishers is a small and ambitious illustrated art book imprint based in Trinidad and Tobago.  Our primary concern in our contemporary art series is to produce quality books that document and elucidate our Caribbean story as seen through the eyes of Caribbean artists. We aim to produce the highest quality of relevant books that will be accessible to a wide reading and creative audience, in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and internationally.


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