Family Portraits: Immigration and Identity

Family Portraits


June-September 2009

Seventeen families. Seventeen stories.

The Portrait Gallery of Canada presents Family Portraits: Immigration and Identity. Through original portraits, 17 new Canadian families tell stories of their journey to Canada. Their portraits take visitors through the rich experience of leaving their places of origin and adjusting to a new country.

The Portrait Gallery of Canada is a programme of Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This exhibition is made possible thanks to support offered by the Ottawa Community Immigration Services Organization (OCISO), the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA) in Halifax, and the Community Arts Program, Cultural Services, City of Ottawa.

Before coming to Halifax, Family Portraits: Immigration and Identity was on view in Ottawa, Ontario from February 16 until April 30, 2009.

Family Portraits work

Participants at the Familiy Portrait workshop held at the AGNS

Family Portraits art



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(MISA) in Halifax


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