Guillaume D. Cyr
in New Richmond


Journal de la stone (1965-2015), New Richmond, Qc

Carrefour Baie-des-Chaleurs (near the Rossy store) | 122 Boulevard Perron Ouest | New Richmond
From July 15 to September 15

Guillaume D. Cyr, Québec City, Québec |

A native of New Richmond, Guillaume D. Cyr holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval and has done technical training in photography at the Cégep de Matane.

“I’m interested in man, his work, his way of living, his history and the imprint he leaves on the landscape. An approach somewhere between art and documentary, a humanist work sometimes exempt from humanity. Photography being an exhibition of the real, what has proved interesting to me is to reveal the unsuspected esthetic power of an object that has been abandoned or is of unsightly appearance, as well as to showcase, through my own eyes, people who find themselves in front of the lens. With a formal and Cartesian simplicity, the subjects I photograph reveal at one and the same time a curiosity of form and a sensitivity in regard to the traces of history and those of man.”

Guillaume D. Cyr


Journal de la stone (1965-2015), New Richmond, Qc

The exhibit Journal de la Stone… comprises a photo installation of 40 portraits of employees and of publications (in newspaper form), presenting a triptych of photo series offered to the public on site.

Part 1 of the triptych, taken from the series Gaspésie Human Less II co-produced with Yana Ouellet, presents 14 color photos taken in 2011 on the Smurfit-Stone grounds in New Richmond.

Part 2, Portrait de la Stone, displays 50 portraits of employees taken on the occasion of the plant’s 50th anniversary; a reunion took place in the summer of 2015. They were photographed with a 4X5” camera and paper negatives.

Part  3, Vestiges de la Stone, is composed of 10 images that present the traces on the landscape of the remains of the factory in the Gaspé town of New Richmond, from 2005 to 2015.