Jocelyne Hallé

 

I have had a love affair with a camera for as long as I can remember. When I was a nine- or ten-year-old, my parents allowed me to use their precious Brownie Hawkeye camera, whenever I felt like "capturing the moment".

Patience is not one of my gifts; however, I can spend hours in my garden waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect timing to snap a dragonfly on a flower, or a bird in flight carrying twigs to its nest. It is the most relaxing thing in the world for me, and seeing my pictures in albums makes me enjoy special times over and over, year after year.

I do not manipulate my photos (aside from cropping) and they are printed on acid free, lignin free, archival photo paper.

In 2005, I had the privilege of taking part in a JCC staff seminar in Israel. What an amazing experience! I took over 1500 photos. One of my favourites is that of the shuk in Jerusalem, with the kippot and the clocks. In my view, the kippot represent the diversity of Israeli people and every political faction in Israel. The clocks represent the time Israel has spent and continues to spend developing from a dry, arid land into the beautiful, productive nation that it is today.

Some of my work has been exhibited at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver since May 2008, in honour of Israel's 60th birthday. The best compliment I receive every day is that of people standing in front of the photos, silently lost in thoughts... I am blessed to have had such an opportunity to share my passion with others.

 

Group Exhibitions

Israel@60! The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, JCC, Vancouver, BC

Solo Exhibitions

Up Close and Personal, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, JCC, Vancouver, BC

Publications

Canadian Wildlife Federation Bulletin, Volume 22, Fall 2008 – “Bit-à-Tibi” Chipmunk was used in the Bulletin Caption Contest

Displays

Beth Hamidrash Synagogue, Vancouver, BC – Permanent display of Jerusalem’s wailing wall triptich; photograph of Pekin Synagogue

20th Anniversary of Crossroads Hospice Society, Port Moody, BC, 2008 Exhibit – Framed photograph of dragonfly was consequently donated and auctioned at the Treasures of Christmas fundraiser, hosted by Tony Parsons

Event Photographer

Congregation Beth Hamidrash, 40th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

The Jewish Historical Society of BC, First Annual Gala

       

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