A Photo Essay
Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant
Editor and Publisher, Simerg.com
Jim Bowie is a photographer hobbyst, who has made it his mission to capture the development of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and their Park by taking a photograph every day. This has provided Simerg with a splendid opportunity to monitor its progress in reaching its ‘developmental milestones’ over the coming months.
Bowie and Simerg have collaborated to produce a spectacular photo essay of the work in progress. When completed, the buildings and the Park will become architectural gems and cultural icons in Canada. The 40+ colour slides included in this presentation, begin in March 2010 as Bowie moves into a condominium across the project site, when the ground had not even been broken. How did the site look then, and how has it evolved since?
By providing this treasure trove of photographs, we hope that your heart and mind will beam to as much a degree as Jim’s does; for him, change is an inevitable process and he does not take it for granted. He is engrossed daily in what he is observing. Just as each one of us is dedicated and committed to our own personal endeavours in life, the engineers, the architects and the site personnel are committed to seeing this project beautifully completed. The viewer, hopefully, will appreciate a sense of what happens at a dedicated construction site.
Included in the presentation are excerpts from speeches made by His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Foundation ceremony, as well as excerpts from the Ismaili Imam’s LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture. These thoughts, as you will see, are directly connected with the project.
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Enjoy the photo essay, links below, and watch it for regular updates in the coming weeks and months.
Copyright: Simerg and Jim Bowie.
Date article posted on Simerg: December 2, 2010
Last updated: August 17, 2011 (links to winning essays)
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