On Thursday, February 12 at 7pm, the Nathaniel Hughson Gallery opens its newest exhibition by photographer Daniel Banko entitled A Movement in 8 Seconds.  In collaboration with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, this project features 18 portraits of HPO core musicians and their instruments.

Banko has focused on the act of performance, a key component of every musician’s character, often overlooked in favour of technological convenience in today’s society.  Each image is a reflection of a performer enjoying their craft—a blur of movement specific to each artist, their instrument and the music.  The portraits are a moment of focus and concentration that reflect the intensity and years of dedication that is often underrepresented and overshadowed by their collaborative efforts.

“We were so pleased when Daniel Banko approached us with his idea,” says Carol Kehoe, Executive Director of the HPO. “To participate in an innovative project that brings together both the visual arts and symphonic music is very exciting. It’s fitting, in an arts community as vibrant as ours, that the merger of these two art forms would result in such a visually arresting exhibition.”

Daniel Banko has worked as a commercial photographer and creative director since 1996.  His work has been published across North America and the United Kingdom.  Banko is a champion of the arts, working and volunteering with numerous arts organizations to promote culture in the community.  This series of dramatic portraits celebrating the performing arts is a departure from his commercial career and a return to his studio roots.

A Movement in 8 Seconds is on display at the Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery from January 29 to February 28, 2015.  The opening reception gives the public the opportunity meet the artist and HPO musicians featured in the portraits. 

A Movement in 8 Seconds
Nathaniel Hughson Gallery (27 John St. N.)
Opening reception Thursday, February 12 at 7pm
Cash bar and light refreshments provided




Media Contact: Diana Weir, Partnerships Manager | Tel: 905.526.1677 x230 | Email: dweir@hpo.org
The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1884 as The Hamilton Orchestral Society and grew to become one of Canadas major professional orchestras. Today, the HPO is a leader in Hamiltons robust arts community where it provides professional orchestral services and music education programs to address the needs of the community. The HPO continues to commission and premiere works and is one of the artistic jewels of the Hamilton area. The combined musical talents of its artists continue to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.    

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