By The Seaway: Photos of Kahnawake
Written by Paul on November 6, 2019
A photography introspective on life in Kahnawake over the last decade will be coming to the Kateri Hall later this month. Scott Berwick, who hails from Chateauguay, is a masters Student in fine art photography at Concordia university. He began an internship at the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center in September to help reorganize and scan the old photo archive with the hopes of putting it on-line. His show is called “By The Seaway”.
“Kahnawake’s been part of my life, my whole life. Since I started working within the community I became friends with people and it just made sense to me as a photography student to take photos of my friends and stuff and the landscape,” Berwick said.
Beverly Delormier is one of the people whose photograph is in the show. In fact, her portrait adorns the poster that promotes the show.
“He was taking pictures all over the place. In the Church, in the Sacresti and in the gift shop. He was asking all kinds of questions about the church. I was kind of helping him out,” Delormier said.
The show opens up at the Concordia Fine Arts building in downtown Montreal on Monday before heading to Kahnawake and the Kateri Hall on Monday November 18th through the 24th.