From the Battlefield to the Cut Block - the Work of Rita Leistner

Rita Leistner: From the Battlefield to the Cut Block


Internationally celebrated artist and documentary photographer Rita Leistner (BA Woodsworth, 1988; MA Comparative Literature, 1990) will give a visual presentation and talk at U of T about her journey from photographing conflict zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, to photographing and filming tree planters in western Canada. Leistner is the first female photojournalist to have her work collected by the Canadian War Museum.


U of T alumni are also invited to a special private tour by the artist of her new exhibit, “The Tree Planters.” The series, which captures tree planters heroically in a live-action context, is a critical, in-depth look at the culture of reforestation in Canada, and the human ability to co-operate with nature. (The exhibit runs from October 21 to November 18 at Stephen Bulger Gallery.)

Private Tour

November 11

12-1 pm

Stephen Bulger Gallery

1356 Dundas Street West


Please register for the event here.

Date and Time:

November 6, 2017    6–7:30pm


Kruger Hall Commons, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George St.

Filed Under: Alumni & Friends

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