The inaugural conversation is with noted Vancouver-based photographer Greg Girard, who has photographed such cities as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Vancouver since the 1970s. As Greg discusses in the interview, much of this work is from personal projects made during an era when he was busy working on magazine features. Still, he was able to carve out time for nuanced work that uses the particular features of the night to reveal such things as the everyday rhythms of the city and the changing global influence of the United States.
This event is part of the ongoing Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises initiative. The project provides a comprehensive look at global metropolises at night, combining analysis and observation, questioning the correlation of human activity and light, and revealing hidden aspects of our cities.
This event has been supported by the Barcelona City Council – Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.