WHAT: Underground, on car no. 5163, Yonge/University TTC subway line, to May 31. www.hannahminzloff.ca.
WHY: Minzloff shoots subway commuters around the world with a Horizon panoramic camera, capturing the dimensions of their daily commute. Her shots are saturated with the pervasive silence, suspicion and muted curiosity that engulf commuters. The long film exposure lends a fluidity and ghostly element of transience to each image, while her use of black-and-white gives just the right touch of hard-edged clarity and drama. She makes you wonder why people pack themselves into close proximity twice a day only to wilfully ignore each other in their iPod- and newspaper-enclosed solitudes.
BUZZ: Minzloff is chair of Photopolis, the Halifax Festival of Photography, and president of that city’s ViewPoint Gallery.