Dick’s interest in this project is to visualize the physical transformations of the land and its use and the changes in the demography over the course of the last half century.
Following a lifelong passion for photography, Dick Groot decided to prepare for a career change in 1997 to begin working as a professional artist using photography as his medium. At the time he lived in the town of Enschede in the Netherlands, where he joined the local community art college to study photography in the evenings. From 1998 to 2001, he was mentored by Dutch artist Betty Florians in silver-based black and white photography, during this period he participated in a number of group exhibitions.
In 2002 Dick returned to Canada from the Netherlands to work full time as a photo-based artist and to open Light Through Studio on the shores of Minas Basin in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Working primarily in black and white, his focus is on documentary portraiture and industrial archeology.
Dick is represented at ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax, and he has had solo exhibitions in Nova Scotia and Cuba. In September 2010 he presented a collaborative sound and photo-based installation Tidelines at Acadia University Art Gallery.
Hannah’s focus is on the exploration of new initiatives to create socially and economically sustainable communities.
Hannah is a collector of stories focusing on community and sustainability, sharing photographic and audio vignettes of ordinary moments.
Based in Dartmouth, Hannah is a respected member of the arts scene in Nova Scotia. Her work is an investigation of community infrastructure and the relationships between user and object. In the past five years she has had public exhibitions in Toronto and Halifax, a selection of images published in the international photography magazine Silvershotz Folio, and in 2009, she was short-listed for the Mayor’s award in Contemporary Art in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Throughout her career in photography, Hannah has continued to pursue both an aesthetic vision along with specific inquiries into digital imaging and design, to allow herself to grow in a contemporary world of image making.