The Immortal Regiment is an annual tribute to honour the generation that participated in the defeat of Nazi Germany as well as other conflicts. Marchers solemnly carry portraits of lost relatives to honour their sacrifices.
The event is very emotional characterized by the singing of traditional songs, the sharing of stories, and the shedding of tears in remembrance of lost loved ones.
See Ross Davidson-Pilon's online photograph exhibit here: https://studio404.smugmug.com/Projects/The-Immortal-March/
On March 24th, 2018 over 850,000 protesters gathered in Washington DC to protest Gun Violence and gun laws in America. The protest was sparked by the senseless slaughter of seventeen students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, 2018.
See Ross Davidson-Pilon's online photograph exhibit here: https://studio404.smugmug.com/Projects/March-For-Our-Lives/
During the height of the Vietnam War, the United States Air Force conducted a secret war in Laos to attempt to destroy the communist supply lines commonly known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. From 1964 to 1973, Laos was one of the most heavily bombed countries in history... More bombs were dropped on Laotian territory than over Germany and Japan in all of World War II.
It is estimated that up to 30% of these explosives did not detonate, and to this day, armed and active devices litter over 40% of the country. Tens of thousands of Lao have been killed or maimed by this unexploded ordinance (UXO), 40% of the victims being children.
This photo essay was created to illustrate the lives of the people occupying the former Ho Chi Minh Trail and their daily struggle to cope with the Legacy of War.
See Ross Davidson-Pilon's online photograph exhibit here: https://studio404.smugmug.com/Projects/The-TrailA-Legacy-of-War/
Hanoi is a vibrant city that is still reconciling a tragic past while embracing a bright future. The streets of Old Hanoi are a dichotomy of Colonial French architecture serviced by quaint narrow roads that strain to accomodate the legions of scooters, trucks, and cars that service its ever expanding core.
See Ross Davidson-Pilon's online photograph exhibit here: https://studio404.smugmug.com/Projects/Vietnam/
In 2018, Guelph Pride celebrates 15 years of LGBT2Q+ culture and community. Guelph Museums marks this significant moment through an exhibition that advocates for accessibility, inclusivity and historical knowledge among all LGBT2Q+ identified persons and their allies.
The installation includes contemporary art works by local LGBT2Q+ artists and allies (see wall of art)
Opening reception: Friday, June 22, 6:30 PM
Experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Reproductions of original art, printing plates, tools, rare stamps, and money are waiting for you in this fun, informative and enriching look into the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.
Aimed at youth, families and adults, participate in hands-on interactives, re-produce the beautifully elaborate patterns of classic bank notes and browse through a millennium’s worth of engravers and engraving history.
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM
In any style, cursive text, also known as handwriting, script, longhand, or running text, is the joining of the character symbols of language in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster and more efficient.
Ancient cultures developed systems of writing that have evolved and persisted into the 21st century. Featuring artifacts selected from the permanent collection, this exhibition traces the history of penmanship, never more compelling than in the digital age.