The Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting an interesting exhibition entitled House Calls with My Camera, a poignant series of photo essays capturing the lives of the patients of Toronto physician Dr. Mark Nowaczynski. Running from 15 May to 11 October 2010, House Calls with My Camera features 36 black-and-white photographs taken in black and white using a 4x5 large format camera, and printed traditionally on silver gelatin fibre-based paper. Visitors will experience a photographic journey into the lives of four patients captured by the lens of Dr. Nowaczynski during his House Calls visits, including John L. (pictured), a Korean War veteran, and three other patients. Admission to House Calls with My Camera is included with general Museum admission. House Calls with My Camera will be on display on Level 2 in the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing.
Royal Ontario Museum Press Release
House Calls with my Camera: Social Documentary Portraits by Dr. Mark Nowaczynski
Powerful photos of seniors on display at the ROM
(Toronto, Ontario – April 28, 2010) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents House Calls with my Camera, a poignant series of photo essays capturing the lives of the patients of Toronto physician Dr. Mark Nowaczynski. The 36 powerful photos taken by Dr. Nowacyznski, many of which are on display for the first time, document the hidden world of his house-bound patients, revealing the startling lack of medical and supportive home care services of this vulnerable population. House Calls with my Camera will be on display on Level 2 in the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing from May 15 to October 11, 2010.
“Dr. Mark Nowaczynski’s work follows a long line of photo documentarians – individuals gifted with the ability to wed their exceptional artistic talent with strong social convictions. The ROM is delighted to display the work of Dr. Nowaczynski, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the beauty of his stirring photography, while considering the harsh realities of our aging population,” said William Thorsell, ROM Director and CEO.
“If we didn’t go to these individuals, they wouldn’t get any health care because they can’t come to us. They would fall through the cracks. These are hidden worlds - people who cease to exist, who have no voice. One day this will be you and I. You are not looking at an exotic species in another world – you are looking at your future,” said Dr. Mark Nowaczynski.
Admission to House Calls with my Camera is included with general Museum admission: Adults: $22; Students and Seniors with ID: $19; Children (4 to 14 years) $15; Children 3 and under are free. Half Price Friday Nights, presented by Sun Life Financial, take place from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. To book a group of ten or more, and for more information on private guided tours or group menus, please call ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5889 or email [email protected] more information to register, please visit www.rom.on.ca, or call ROM Programs at 416.586.5797.