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“The efforts of Toronto and Regional Conservation (TRCA) to restore and maintain our city’s rivers began as my starting point for this series of photographs. These landscapes are continuously being cultivated in order to facilitate habitat for fauna and flora species and we commonly use these places for recreation. I visited sites that were in various stages of completion as well as ones that will be in progress for many years to come. When the work is complete there is often no trace of our influence. Within the remote sections of these watersheds, I found an unusual beauty in the contrast between nature and our interventions and interactions with these landscapes.”
– Meghan Rennie
Toronto born photographer Meghan Rennie received her BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and continued her studies in the Netherlands at Akademie Sint Joost. She has participated in masterclass workshops with notable international artists such as Lynne Cohen, members of the Piece of Cake collective and Broomberg and Chanarin. Her work was recognized by the Magenta Foundation for the Flash Forward 2011 award, as well as by Jen Bekman Projects (New York) for the Hey Hot Shot! competition for emerging photographers.