About

Justin Langille is a London, Ontario-based photographic artist documenting the changing relationships between people and the environment in Canada today. 

Informed by anthropology, his images are concerned with regional cultures of environmental stewardship, activism, naturalist practices, agriculture and other intersections between humanity and our engagement with what we understand as nature in western society. 

Inextricable from the landscapes they are made within and his own role in ecological systems, his photographs show how people, lands and waters constitute one another in new, complex ways amidst unfolding social and environmental crises. 

Recently relocated to London, Ontario, Justin is currently developing new work examining the relationship between invasive terrestrial plant species and the far-right anti-vaccination movement in Southwestern Ontario. 

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Education 

Master of Arts, Anthropology, Carleton University, 2017

Diploma, Journalism, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Guelph, 2006

Exhibition 

Late terrain; Owl's Pre-Roll in Forest City Gallery Member's Show, 2021

Found Object Grow Op in Seeking the Periphery, Paul H Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University, March 2021

Eramosa River Home in Quest for the Environment, Quest Art School and Gallery, January 2021

Noah/Ben in Cover Me, Ho Tam Press Gallery, November 2020-January 2021

IMICO is a brownfield/IMICO is a refuge in 2020 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art and History, October 2020-January 2021

Dispatches from the Abstraction in Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience Guelph Civic Museum, 02/08/19–01/12/2019

A second first birthday cake (Intervention for sand), photo transfer on vanilla sheet cake, in Food Sport, Good Sport, 04/10/2019-01/11/2019

Wild Leaf Tea with Honey (Craganrock Apiary) in Food Sport, Good Sport, 04/10/2019- 01/11/2019

Greetings from Energy East! in Common Waters. Cambridge Art Galleries Idea Exchange, 14/06/19–15/09/19

Greetings from Energy East! in Grow Op: 2019, The Gladstone Hotel 17/04/2019–21/04/2019 (Support: Ontario Arts Council)

Structures in The Body Electric (at the Royal Canadian College of Surgeons and Physicians Annual Conference), 18/10/2019-20/10/2019

Sacrifice of the Riverkeepers at Toronto Island (Pop-up show curated by Rebecca  Casalino), 18/10/2018

As It Flows Down from the North in Canadian Museum of Science and Technology Water Gallery, (Permanent Exhibition), Ottawa, 2016

Structures/Mark of Men: Images by Justin Langille and Mickey Nielsen
Untitled Gallery, Vancouver in the Capture Photography Festival), 05/2015

Structures in Visual Narratives, Centre for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, 07/10/2014–29/10/2014 

304-1209 East Broadway in Postcards from Home, St. Emilie Skillshare, Montreal 17/02/2012–24/02/2012

Publication

What's happening with Airbnbs? The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2021

How massive online shopping increase changed customer service, The Globe and Mail, June 01, 2021

Living Rooms (pdf flip book), Art Gallery of Guelph/Guelph Civic Museums, 2021

University looks different this year, but it’s not all bad, The Globe and Mail, November 06, 2020

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Photographs of Energy East pipeline water crossings, Greenpeace Canada Instagram account takeover, 07/2017

Celebration, Occupation, Capital: Commemorating and contesting Canada 150 in Ottawa, Magenta Foundation Instagram account takeover, 12/2017

We Could Live Here, We Could Die Here: A Southwestern Ontario Travel Diary (2014-2015), CONTACT Photography Festival Instagram account takeover, 09/17

No Choice, Maisonneuve Magazine, 08/2013

Canada Is No Safe Harbour for Reproductive Rights, Ms. Magazine, 04/12/2012

Mission Possible, The Walrus Magazine, 06/2012

Words of Home: Graffiti at the Bosman, The Tyee, 10/2012

Professional Development and Leadership

BIPOC Photo Mentorship, 2021 (Mentor)

Re-Writing the Personal (w/Diana Markosian), International Centre for Photography, 06/01/21-10/02/21

Guelph Arts Council Emerging Artist Mentorship Protect (Mentor), 10/2020

Once Upon Water residency with Teresa Ascencao, Artscape Gibralter Point, Toronto Island, 09/2019

Narrative Photography with Richard Rothman, International Centre of Photography, 09/2018–12/2018

CONTACT Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, May 4/5/2014-5/5/2014 (With James Estrin (New York Times), Cheryl Newman (The Guardian), Mauro Bedoni (Colour), Laurence Butet-Roche (Boreal Collective) and Amber Terranova)

Boreal Bash Portfolio Reviews, Toronto, 7/08/2013 (With Boreal Collective photographers Ian Willms, Johan Hallberg-Campbell and Eamon MacMahon as well as Louie Palu)

Documentary Process and Practice workshop, Emily Carr University, June 2012 (with Jonathan Taggart of Boreal Collective)

Awards

Explore and Create Grant: Professional Development for Artists grant, Canada Council for the Arts, June 2021

Exhibition Assistance Award, Ontario Arts Council, 2019

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2016/2017

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