Between the late 1940s to the 1980s, Toronto, Canada, experienced a high rate of growth and development, resulting in a wealth of modernist-style buildings. Due to an increasing population, parishes were also outgrowing their spaces and found themselves in need of new facilities. Consequently, many well-designed modernist churches began to pop up throughout Toronto. This black and white photography series, titled Fifty/50 by Amanda Large, is an ode to these churches, and a celebration of their enduring importance to the city more than fifty years after their construction. Modernist architecture is known for its pared-down material palette, clean lines, and elegant details. The manner in which these churches are photographed, displayed in the vignette format, and processed in black and white is a direct nod to the fine art and commercial photography of the mid-century.
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