Somewhere Around Here2021
Original signed archival pigment prints
22 x 33 in. each
$1,900.00 (framed) each
HUGH MARTINSomewhere Around Here
These photographs may be of Hamilton, but they're not really about Hamilton. They are observations of my local environment, which could be anywhere, and are born of both curiosity and a hope to understand the larger world around me, at present within the context of the pandemic. The local has dominated this time, and my images are reflective of the times. They reveal evidence of broader social events, and they are constructed in the place that I find myself in the moment. Somewhere Around Here.
- Hugh Martin, 2021
ABOUT THE ARTIST
HUGH MARTIN was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1973. He attended Ryerson University in Toronto and graduated with a B.F.A. in Photography Studies. Martin has been honoured with the Gold Medal, Faculty of Communication & Design, Howard H. Kerr Memorial Scholarship, J.L. Beaton Award and Roloff Beny Foundation France Study Abroad Award through Ryerson University, as well as receiving a du Maurier Arts Council Grant.
Martin’s work has been published in magazines including PREFIX PHOTO and The Walrus, and is included in various private, public and corporate collections throughout North America including Canada Colors and Chemicals, Deloitte, Four Seasons Hotel, OCAD University, RBC Financial Group (New York), Ryerson University, Scotiabank and Trimark.
Martin holds an academic staff position within the Photography Centre at OCAD University and maintains his studio in Hamilton where he lives.