Youry Bilak’s exhibition The Hutsuls: In the Shadow of the Carpathians will be presented during the 2014 Montreal Ukrainian Festival from September 5 to 7 in Montreal. The 50 large-format images will be showcased with dramatic lighting and Hutsul traditional music at the Parc de l’Ukraine, between rue de Bellechasse and 12e, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bilak’s photographs highlight the rich traditions and customs of the Hutsul people and the beauty of their crafts.
On September 4, there will be a private reception at the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada building (405 Fairmount West) at 6 p.m., with the photographer in attendance. The event will include the screening of the Ukrainian film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Sergei Parajanov. Tickets will be sold at the door (adults $35, students $20). Bilak’s photobook The Hutsuls will be available for purchase at the reception and exhibition.