A new exhibition titled The Decisive Moment: Ema Peter at the West Vancouver Art Museum will highlight the work of award-winning Bulgarian-Canadian architectural photographer Ema Peter for the first time in the community she now calls home.
Featuring a mix of Peter’s documentations from around the region and abroad, the exhibition was organized by Alison Powell and will run from April 12th to June 3rd as part of the 2023 Capture Photography Festival. Peter’s love of modern architecture was ignited by her visits to the Corbusier Villa La Roche building. Inspired by its clean lines and Corbusier’s visionary thinking, she drew from her training in photojournalism to document the architectural world around her.
This exhibition features architecture at the forefront of West Coast Modernism in West Vancouver and coastal British Columbia, with selected images of her renowned international projects. The images illustrate Peter’s unique ability to catch fleeting moments: figures moving through space, a cloud tracing the sky, or a rare quality of light.