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Clara Gutsche
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Clara Gutsche is one of Canada's most accomplished contemporary photographers. Taken inside convents in the province of Quebec, Gutsche's images allow the viewer a rare glimpse og these religious communities. At least 25 convents, most of them cloistered, have opened up their doors to the artist and her camera during the last decade. Gutsche pictures an ordered, feminine world devoted to prayer and contemplation. The artist's examination of her subject is simultaneously distant and highly emphatic, and the cumulative effect of her project is remarkable both in the wealth of revealed detail and in its emotional intensity.

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