Jeff Bierk – 2020 Art & Activism Panelist

Jeff Bierk is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist, working with photography, sculpture, video and paint. Born to the late artists, Liz and David Bierk, he grew up in Peterborough, Ontario and learned the basics of photography and composition from this father. Jeff spent the majority of his teens and twenties lost to the opiate epidemic, addicted to OxyContin. He currently works as a salesperson at Downtown Camera, one of the last camera stores in Toronto, and is deeply committed to his community in downtown central east of Toronto. His work has been exhibited nationally, engaging themes that grapple with grief, addiction, homelessness, and settler colonial constructs of beauty and masculinity. Predominantly known for his portraiture, Bierk’s work poses serious questions about the ethics of street photography. Through a practice of collaborative photography, Bierk and his collaborators disrupt the formal definition and economics of photojournalism, and problematize the idea of the photographer as sole author of the photograph.

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UNITY PROJECT

717 Dundas Street
London, ON
N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700 ext. 201

MUSEUM LONDON

421 Ridout Street North
London, ON
N6A 5H4

www.museumlondon.ca
t: 519.661.0333