HAUTE VITRINE showcases the photographs of Leslie Hossack whose work has been exhibited across Canada from Vancouver to Newfoundland and in the United States. Focusing on the conflicted environment and powerful personalities of the mid-20th century, Hossack has completed major studies of historic locations in Vancouver, Paris, Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Kosovo, London, Normandy, Vienna, the Channel Islands, Rome, Scotland and Copenhagen. Recently, her focus has expanded beyond the geopolitical events of the last century to her own personal history. Hossack’s early childhood memories are of the 1950s, an analogue era. By contrast, her artistic process is completely digital, from concept to capture to creation.
Books by Leslie Hossack include Constructed Recollection; At Home: Vilhelm Hammershøi; Traced: The Arcane Legacy of Scotland’s Freemasons; Freud Through the Looking-Glass; H-Hour: Normandy 1944; Registered: The Japanese Canadian Experience During World War II; Charting Churchill: An Architectural Biography of Sir Winston Churchill; Testament: Leslie Hossack In Kosovo; Cities of Stone, People of Dust and Berlin Studien.
Hossack’s photographs have been recognized with many awards, and she has been interviewed often on CBC Radio about her exhibitions. Leslie Hossack’s work is held in private collections at home and abroad, and in public collections including: Library and Archives Canada; Canadian War Museum; Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum; City of Vancouver; Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby; National Churchill Library and Center, Washington DC; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ; Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge UK; and in the libraries of the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna; David Collection, Copenhagen; Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and National Gallery of Canada.
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Dear Leslie, your photographs are lovely (and haunting). Congratulations on this wonderful fork you’ve taken down the pathway of life!
I discovered your work in the course of research I am undertaking with regard to the 1936 Olympics. When I thought that nothing could top your shots of the Olympic Village I then found your Zehlendorf series and the links to discussion of typology.
And then… your very serious approach to the matter of chrome stools in diners! That took me back to my adolescence in the late fifties in the state of Maine.
Wonderful work! I wonder what you and your camera would make of Munich, which is where… for unaccountable reasons… this aging Scot seems to have settled. There are some amazing motifs here with intriguing historical undertones.
And… yes… I do know a bit about photography, having managed some wonderful photographers in Paris in the seventies.
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