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Dianne Bos

Dianne Bos


Born Hamilton, Ontario 1956

“My work challenges the view of photography as a way to “capture an instant in time.” By using pinhole cameras and long exposure times I record, not an instant, but rather the passage of time at a site. Viewers have said that my work evokes the memory-image that remains for them long after they have viewed a familiar location. I think this recognizes the importance I have always assigned to time, memory, and capturing the essence of place.”

Since 1981, Bos’ photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions that feature handmade cameras, walk-in light box installations, and sound pieces. These tools and devices formulate and extend her fascination with journeying, time, and light-forms. Over the past 25 years Dianne Bos has continually explored motifs such as galaxies and constellations, European interiors with light portals (such as windows or doors) and figures presented as light apparitions.

Dianne Bos received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NewBrunswick. She lives and works in Calgary, Alberta..

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