Ryerson's Maximum Exposure Winner 2018
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 11th, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: September 11-15, 2018
A selection of images from Where the Light Shines First, a photographic accumulation of the artist's previous and current relationship to Newfoundland's rural environment. Murphy grew up in St. John's and moved to Toronto, Ontario to study photography at Ryerson University. As a young person, Murphy felt the limitations of living on a remote island and was eager to leave after the death of his father. Once moved to a congested city he encountered a type of urban isolation and felt a loss of identity after leaving Newfoundland. This work serves as a modern-day pilgrimage returning back to the artist's roots while searching for identity through photography. This ongoing series consists largely of the renegotiation of Murphy's relationship with his father as well as the rural environment itself.