AS SEEN BY POIRIER - MONTREAL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Until November 3, 2019

On le royer and Saint-Claude streets, behind the Château’s garden, between place Jacques-Cartier and marché Bonsecours.

FREE

 

Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal presents the exhibition 
As seen by Poirier - Montréal before, during and after the Second World War. This summer, discover the daily lives of Montrealers in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, through carefully selected photographs by photographer Conrad Poirier.

Let the photographs of Conrad Poirier immerse you in his Montréal, the city before, during and after the Second World War. Discover works illustrating sports and cultural scenes, and other more intimate and ephemeral moments of Montrealers of all ages and social classes. You’ll meet the gaze of Jackie Robinson, imagine you can hear the songs of Charles Trenet, and surprise Montrealers in the middle of their move, with comments by historian Jean-François Nadeau.

A PHOTOGRAPHER OF HIS TIME

A pioneer of photojournalism in Québec, Conrad Poirier is best known for his published photographs in major newspapers and magazines of the time, including Le Samedi, The Gazette, The Montrealer, La Presse and La Revue populaire. Poirier specialized in capturing little moments in daily life.

A METICULOUS SELECTION

Historian, journalist, and photography lover, Jean-François Nadeau selected and commented on 18 photographs chosen from among 23 000 images captured by the artist and that now belong to the public domain. This is the second time he has collaborated with Château Ramezay for an exhibition of this kind. In summer 2017, Château Ramezay exhibited reproductions from his book Montrealers: A Story in Portraits (Juniper Publishing).

Each summer, Château Ramezay offers a selection of archival photographs on Le Royer and Saint-Claude streets. This free outdoor photo exhibition runs until November 3, 2019, behind the Château’s garden, between Place Jacques-Cartier and Marché Bonsecours.

 

MEDIA AND GUIDED TOURS

Louise Brazeau, Education and Promotion Coordinator

communications@chateauramezay.qc.ca