Regard inédit sur mon quartier – The Photographs of Daniel Heïkalo

Montreal, Wednesday May 18, 2016.- The exhibition Regard inédit sur mon quartier brings together close to fifty black and white and colour photographs of Daniel Heïkalo. Captured in the 1970s, the series is dedicated to Heïkalo’s childhood neighbourhood, Montreal’s Centre-Sud. It’s an occasion to see the streets of the Centre-Sud through the eyes of the photographer and discover what makes it so unique. Shots of facades, courtyards, alleyways, and winter scenes all help to illustrate unseen aspects of the neighbourhood. A feast for the eyes for lovers of Montreal! The exhibition will be presented from May 19 to August 28, 2016, at the Écomusée du fier monde.

Houses in the shadow of Jacques-Cartier bridge, 1976. Photo: Daniel Heïkalo
Houses in the shadow of Jacques-Cartier bridge, 1976.
Photo: Daniel Heïkalo

Eyes on the Centre-Sud

Captured during a series of aimless strolls, the photographs emphasize everyday details. Dive into a familiar universe that nonetheless feels lost, one that’s both contemporary and distant. Rear tenements, alleyways, small shops, schools, houses that have been damaged or abandoned, architectural details and clotheslines all help to recreate the past. The passing of time is especially felt in certain shots, whether it’s of a fire alarm terminal or a street vendor selling oil.

The photographer knew how to capture the light of dawn and dusk, shadows and reflections on the snow, a quality that gives his images a particular hue.  

Daniel Heïkalo

Daniel Heïkalo is a photographer, visual artist and composer. Born in Montreal in 1954, he lived on the Centre-Sud streets of Beaudry and Montcalm for 25 years. He takes an intimate and nostalgic look at the vibrant and colourful neighbourhood where he grew up. His works retrace a moment in the history of a transforming city and offer significant documentary value. Daniel Heïkalo also gives us his personal accounts which serve to complete the photographs.

With the exhibition Regard inédit sur mon quartier, you’ll fall for this neighbourhood’s charm all over again!

The exhibition is only in French.

Écomusée du fier monde
2050 Amherst Street
Corner Ontario
Berri-UQAM Metro Station

Opening Hours
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday/Friday: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 am to 5 pm

Admission Fees
Adult: $8
Student/senior/child over 6: $6
Family (2 adults, 3 children): $16

Informations: 514 528-8444 | ecomusee.qc.ca

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For more information, photographs and interviews:
Marie-Josée Lemaire-Caplette | 514 528-8444 |
Source: Écomusée du fier monde

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Maisons à l'ombre du pont Jacques-Cartier, rue Dorion, 1976. Photo : Daniel Heïkalo

 

Photograph Maisons à l’ombre du pont Jacques-Cartier, 1976

 

<b>Rue de la Visitation, c&#244;t&#233; est au sud de la rue Berhier, 1974.</b><br /> Photo : Daniel He&#239;kalo

 

Photograph Rue de la Visitation, côté est au sud de la rue Berhier, 1974

 

<b>Le marchand d’huile ambulant et ses clients, rue Lartigue au nord de la rue Larivière, 1973.</b> Photo : Daniel Heïkalo

 

Photograph Le marchand d’huile ambulant et ses clients, rue Lartigue au nord de la rue Larivière, 1973

 

<b>Fond de cour insalubre au 1271, rue Plessis, 1974.</b> Photo : Daniel Heïkalo

 

Photograph Fond de cour insalubre au 1271, rue Plessis, 1974