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Rita Leistner
Matthew Holbrook
pigment print on archival paper
edition of 7
27” x 40”

Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery and the artist

Estimate: $4200

First time participating in
Art With Heart

Artist Statement

Award-winning photographer, writer, and educator, Leistner’s varied career has taken her from academia to war and back again, intersecting the genres of art, photojournalism, and literary criticism. Using high-resolution digital cameras and a battery-powered electronic flash, Leistner’s large-scale colour photographs present the tree planters in heroic fashion; the sheer physicality of their work depicts a backbreaking dance of bodies, shovels, and dirt.