Qui Vivra Verra
Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: Canada is a relatively young country, but this does not mean it lacks history or tradition. Much of this history is rooted in the relationship between the First Nations, English and French Canadians which is especially apparent in the Eastern parts of Canada, and namely in Quebec. The French proverb “qui vivra verra” is closely equivalent to the English expression “time will tell”, and it is well fitting to this ever-evolving relationship and the continuous making of the Canadian history. This photo captures a moment of changing weather over the old Quebec City. Looking at the print, the richness of Hahnemühle’s FineArt Baryta Paper creates a sense of immersion and in that moment, one may be unsure if the storm is only forming, or has just passed. In the case of the weather, we have no choice but to resort to a saying “qui vivra verra – time will tell”, but as for the making of the Canadian history – one should not feel the need to be a bystander.
Behind the scenes: Arriving in Canada some 10-odd years ago, I still have much to learn about the intricacies of the anglophone and francophone relationship. Thankfully, I found the best way to immerse myself in this topic has been to observe the frequent exchanges between my two best friends and colleagues, a born and raised Calgarian, and a Montreal Québécois.