Medium
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Last Glacier

Ian van Coller uses photography to examine topics like racial politics in post-Apartheid South Africa and the country’s shifting identity an increasingly globalized culture. Among his best-known works is a series of formal portraits of domestic workers, taken in the homes of their employers. He has also turned his lens to nature, as in photographs taken at the Museum of Natural History in New York City in which he contrasts the idealized and imagined world of Africa with real documentary photographs; van Coller has also captured the environmental devastation of American copper mines and the melting glaciers of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography Ltd at Photo London 2020Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography Ltd
2017
Paradise Road | Paradise Out-FrontThe Southern
2016
Fragile NatureCircuit Gallery
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Siyeh Ice Patch, 2012

Archival Pigment Print
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16 1/40 × 32 in
40.7 × 81.3 cm
Edition of 10 + 1AP
$1,500
25 1/5 × 50 in
64 × 127 cm
Edition of 3 + 1AP
$4,000
Location
Toronto
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Medium
Series
Last Glacier

Ian van Coller uses photography to examine topics like racial politics in post-Apartheid South Africa and the country’s shifting identity an increasingly globalized culture. Among his best-known works is a series of formal portraits of domestic workers, taken in the homes of their employers. He has also turned his lens to nature, as in photographs taken at the Museum of Natural History in New York City in which he contrasts the idealized and imagined world of Africa with real documentary photographs; van Coller has also captured the environmental devastation of American copper mines and the melting glaciers of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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