SNAP Photography Auction

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March 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET

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LOT 14

Lot 14

Sylvia Galbraith

Sylvia Galbraith
Lot 14 Details
Sylvia Galbraith


15.93 x 24 in — 40.5 x 61 cm

Estimate $500-$1,500

Sold For: $750
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Lot Report


A photograph depicts the past the moment it is created - the event as captured has already gone. An elderly lady pauses to admire a costumed mannequin in a shop window, and we are left to wonder whose past both she, and we, are observing. I imagine her changing places with the dancer, and somehow, it feels right.

About the Artist:
Sylvia Galbraith is a photographic artist whose traditional methods of image creation are paired with a contemporary practice using video and installation. Drawn to landscape and documentary photography, she is never without a camera; everything around her is viewed with a photograph in mind.

Galbraith has exhibited across Canada and beyond, with work in private, corporate and public collections.



For more information contact [email protected]

LOT 14

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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