Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Humber’s V.P. Academic showcases creative side

For someone who describes their occupation as an administrator who works “down in one of the bureaucratic areas” of Humber, Michael Hatton can list off a number of impressive destinations that he’s been fortunate enough to visit.
Hatton, vice-president, Academic, is sharing his experiences at the University of Guelph-Humber Art Gallery with Faces & Spaces, a collection of photographs that spans nearly four decades.
“I started to get involved in international work with Humber and I found the opportunity to travel around the world to countries that most people dream about,” said Hatton. “I always carried the camera along.”
As the exhibit title suggests, Hatton’s canvas-printed photography focuses primarily on portraits of individuals he’s encountered on his travels and the colourful landscapes where they reside.

“Most of what you’ll see in the exhibit is from Tibet and Indonesia,” said Hatton, although the collection also showcases images taken in Ontario and Newfoundland.

When asked about his inspiration, Hatton admits that he’s not certain what sparks his creative side when he’s behind the lens.

“I am very much a person of the moment when it comes to photography.”

Faces & Spaces – Images by Michael Hatton runs from January 18th until February 3rd.

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