Witness the Birth of a New Landscape Through Photography
Morphology is an evolving photography exhibit, documenting the construction of the 26-hectare Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area on the Lake Ontario shoreline. Seen through the eyes of creative photo artists, we can explore our relationship and connection with water, landscapes, and our shared responsibility to the Great Lakes.
Morphology was the vision of the late Councillor Jim Tovey, who was a tireless advocate for the environment. He led the redevelopment of the Lakeview shoreline and wanted the public to appreciate nature, environmental science and the Lake Ontario shoreline through art.
Learn more about the artists and the Morphology exhibits.
Morphology March 2019
Morphology 2019 took place at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga. The three-day event brought in 800 plus attendees.
Morphology – The Exhibit
Morphology 2019 was generously sponsored by:
Morphology January 2018
The debut exhibit was held in partnership with ‘Greatness: The Great Lakes Project”. Morphology challenged eleven photographers to celebrate the birth of a constructed coastal wetland and connect people with Lake Ontario. The artists gave new life to habitat structures built four metres below the level of Lake Ontario, before they were submerged and hidden from view.
Morphology 2018 was generously sponsored by:
Annette graduated with a Masters of Science, worked in science and then picked up a digital camera. Going back to school at Sheridan College, Annette began her new journey of photography and illustration. Her work has been widely exhibited in both group and solo shows, and has been published in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other Toronto publications.
Bob is interested in the dynamic range of light and dark in his subject matter. By using the techniques of High Dynamic Range photography, he is able to explore the range of light, shadow, colour and texture in a scene which may not be obvious to the naked eye.
Native to Port Credit, Darren Clarke is an accomplished UAV Pilot and President of MILE HIGH Aerial Imagery. Darren is an aerial photographer and cinematographer.
Working closely with Transport Canada, NAV Canada with a Special Flight Operations Certificate, Darren has captured many aerial images throughout Ontario. He has flying experience throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
Gabriella Bank is an independent video producer/photographer. Winner of the Mississauga Arts Council’s Marty Media Award in the Established Media category, she lives and works with her husband Sandor in Mississauga. Their co-produced corporate and charity work is enriched by love for the life and people of Mississauga. They are documenting many aspects of life in the community including a unique variety of historical, cultural and musical events. Their work has accumulated a wealth of Mississauga’s history.
Julie Knox is originally from the Ottawa Valley but currently lives in Port Credit, Ontario, which she has called home for the last 18 years. Julie’s interests in photography lie within the realms of photojournalism and fine art.
An expert in off-camera lighting, adventure photography and urban exploration, Lachlan makes use of lights and flashes to create many of his unique images. Whether scaling construction cranes, traversing sewer networks or rappelling into tunnels behind Niagara Falls, he strives to capture images from truly uncommon perspectives.
Marcelo Leonardo Pazán
Marcelo Leonardo Pazán is a full-time professional artist and is the owner of the Pazán Gallery located in Port Credit, Mississauga. Originally from Cuenca, Ecuador, Pazán immigrated to Canada at the age of 6. He worked at the Toronto Star newspaper for 17 years creating advertising designs for a wide variety of clients. In 2011, Marcelo started his own art gallery and custom framing business and began to create artworks in digital photography, and in oil and acrylic paintings.
Retired photographer with a career background in major advertising agencies in the UK and Canada. A prolific creator of global and local photography, from candid street images to creative landscapes. A daily image posted on Facebook for over a decade. Past President of Mississauga Camera Club.
Nina is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Her latest book is “Water Is…”, a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist. “Water Is…” was recently picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’.
My educational background and passion has been and continues to be in the fine arts. As an artist who rarely has a shortage of creative ideas the question that I struggle with the most in subject matter is…. how important is it? The wetlands project has the integrity and ecological conscience that nurtures our diligent plans for the planet’s survival. ‘Morphology’ explores a photographic moment that otherwise may not have been captured. I am honoured to be involved.
Sandor and his wife Gabriella have been in the media business for over 18 years. Their company Sanborg Productions specializes in photography, videography, documentaries, and radio/television commercials. Sandor’s career includes designing computer systems, VR software as well as involvement in the music business. While having lived all over the world, they now call Canada home.
Stephen Uhraney began his career at the Mississauga News as an editorial photographer. Expanding creatively he began shooting documentary projects. His most recent work was shown at Toronto’s Scotiabank Contact Festival, a two-year project detailing the lives of migrant farm workers in the Holland Marsh. Stephen also shoots environmental street photography. “It comes down to this. I have a camera with me at all times, I see something I like, I shoot it.”