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Q&A: Photographer Meryl McMaster discusses her work, which is featured in Vaughan's McMichael Canadian Art Collection

A Q&A interview with the Plains Cree photographer

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Meryl McMaster Bloodline portrait

Meryl McMaster (b. 1988),The Grass Grows Deep, 2022, Giclée Print, 101.6 x 152.4 cm, Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery, and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, © Meryl McMaster

The McMichael Art Collection in Vaughan is called “Home to the Art of Canada,” showcasing art that is culturally significant to Canadian identity.

Recently, the Vaughan Citizen interviewed an artist whose work has been featured at the art museum. Meryl McMaster, a photographer with Plains Cree ancestry, utilizes her art to challenge the viewers’ relationship to the environment and perception of colonial history. Her work challenges the notion of ethnographic objectivity.

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