Although asbestos is now banned in Canada, it remains the number one workplace cause of death. As part of the ScotiaBank Contact Photo Festival, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is hosting a public lecture and exhibition of award-winning Canadian documentary photographer Louie Palu, chronicling the lives of those exposed to asbestos in the workplace who developed mesothelioma as a result. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography, from the University of Arizona, will discuss the tradition of documentary photography and Palu’s approach to covering the asbestos issue. They will also be joined in conversation by Sandy Kinart, Blayne Kinart’s widow and leader of the Victims of Chemical Valley in Sarnia.
A CMF fundraising and awareness event will be held before the lecture at 3:30-4:30. For further details see the CMF website.