Work by Benjamin Perron. Abstract photography print of purples. browns, and blacks.

My artistic practice questions the photographic medium by employing alternative and experimental processes, generally slow and unique-print, in opposition to society's acceleration and the multiplication of digital images. I salvage found or donated materials to produce works from elements that have lost their initial value, such as expired photographic paper or weeds. I favour long exposures that aim to slow down the lived experience by re-engaging the body – mine and the viewer’s – in space and time, proposing a reembodied relationship with the world that has a resonant potential.

Benjamin Perron is a Québec francophone visual artist who works primarily with lensless and camera-less photographic processes. His work has been exhibited in Montréal and Winnipeg, where he has been spending his time for the past 2 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Gabor Szilasi Prize in Studio Arts and the Alfred Pinsky Medal from Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He holds a BA and MA in Sociology (Université Laval) and a BFA (Concordia University). He is currently completing an MFA at the University of Manitoba's School of Art.

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