Through August 25, the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto is presenting Gabor Szilasi’s The Eloquence of the Everyday. This exhibition covers five decades of the artist’s work in Hungary, rural Quebec and Montreal. Whether in an urban or a rural environment, Szilasi’s images communicate a belief in the importance of community.
In 1977 Gabor Szilasi said, “Everything is constantly changing around us: what my camera captures at this moment is already of the past. That is why it is important to me to record the world as I see it today through photography. I am not interested in the past or the future: I am interested in the present. Through the photographic image, I can directly record the signs of the past and the future as they appear in this moment.”