Dick’s interest in this project was 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.
Producer | Director | Filmmaker | Photographer
Hannah’s focus was on the exploration of new initiatives to create socially and economically sustainable communities.
Hannah is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She is a dynamic, highly regarded community leader, and is the co-owner of Truefaux Films.
Hannah has received grants from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally, has been purchased by the Art Bank of Nova Scotia and is in private collections.