Esson’s Ontario A Photographic Exhibition Proposal For The Archives Of Ontario
This thesis constitutes a proposal for the exhibition, Esson’s Ontario: Celebrating James Esson’s Stereographic Tour of Ontario, which will be mounted in 2013 at the Archives of Ontario in their Reading Room display cases. Using the collection of 40 James Esson stereographs at the Archives of Ontario, the proposed exhibition will re-introduce Esson and his stereographs of the province of Ontario. A curatorial statement and a concept for the design of the exhibition will follow and introduction to James Esson and his life and work as a photographer and stereographer, and some of the assets and difficulties of displaying works in the Reading Room display cases will be addressed. The thesis includes appendices that outline the design of the exhibition, including the English panel texts, exhibition designs and checklists.