Live Auction

The RMG Exposed 2018 Live Auction lots are being curated by Charlotte Hale, curator, gallerist, and arts educator

Charlotte has chosen work from 10 photographers who are working with a variety of photographic processes, both traditional and contemporary.  Check back soon to preview the Live Auction lots.

Live Auction bidding starts at $250. All Live Auction lots are framed. 

Leif Petersen

Heavenly Reflection

Leif Petersen has enjoyed photography for over 30 years and is very involved in the Durham Region and GTA photographic communities. He has been a member of the Oshawa Camera Club for 10 years and began his second 2 year term as President in September. He is the Vice-President of the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs and Treasurer of the Toronto Focal Forum, a diverse group of photographic print makers from around the GTA.

Leif travels extensively and his portfolio includes a wide range of subjects. He prints, matts and frames his own photographs and offers these services to other photographers and artists. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise by offering various workshops and photography tours. You can view Leif’s photographs at various venues throughout Durham Region.


Irena Hauck

Spytkowo, 1978

Irena Hauck is a photojournalist who began by documenting rural life in the northeast region of Poland. After graduating in Photography and Film studies in Poland,Hauck worked at cultural centres, managing photography workshops and photographic excursions for young artists and well known Polish photographers.

Hauck’s strong desire was to uncover deep emotions in fleeting moments, expressions of joy and sorrow in a seemingly ordinary day. Her vision was more instinctive than technical. She found her subjects in remote country villages, in dark corridors of a nursing facility or at a train station during a hunger strike. Irena always took the time to develop relationships with people in their environment in order to capture the emotional essence of their situation.

In 1977, an invitation to join the Polish Young Photojournalists Association based in Warsaw resulted in many opportunities and shortly after, accepted a position as a full time photojournalist for a weekly magazine under the direction of Sławek Biegański, a cult figure for Polish photojournalists of the era.

As part of one of the best photographic teams in the country, Hauck found that documenting the real state of affairs often ran counter to the political current of the times. As a result, much of her critical documentary work was censored. However, her images have subsequently been displayed in exhibitions in Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Canada. Most notably, a number of her photographs were included in the “She - Documentalist” exhibition, which was a major undertaking featuring Polish female photojournalists of the last century. The exhibit was hosted by The National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland in 2008.

Juan Borja

After finishing school, Juan studied Sciences with a specialty in Biology at the National Agrarian University la Molina in Perú. At the same time he undertook his studies in photography. His interest for it began in childhood when near his home, he could see the remains of the Courret archive, which in the 19th century was the most important photography studio in Lima.

He is passionate about working with photography, not only as an art but also as a document in which the historical record of a moment remains. He is working with digital and alternative processes for printing. His inspiration comes from photographers such as Juan Rulfo, Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and the mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, as well as religious art, especially the Andean Baroque, and Japanese art. As for Peruvian artists, his great reference is the Vargas brothers from the south of Perú.

He is currently in the printing process of a handmade book of his botanical series. His work has been shown and published in different places. He is represented by Simons Gallery.

Bob Carnie

Dress 2, 16” x 20”, duo tone gum dichromate

Bob Carnie is a Toronto-based photographer with an international reputation for printing traditional and digital fine art for acclaimed photographers, galleries and museums. Being most in his element while working in the darkroom, Carnie maintains a hands-on approach that fuels his passion for photography.

Since graduating from the Fanshawe College photography program in 1976, Bob has worked as a photographic printer. Throughout his professional career he has printed for a wide variety of clients, including printing personal portfolios, private collections, gallery exhibitions and museum installations.

Christine Fitzgerald

Setophaga petechia, 2017, 28” x 34” (framed)

Christine Fitzgerald is an award-winning fine art photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Christine has always been captivated with the natural environment. Her fascination began in her childhood growing up in a small town in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, and has never abated. Much of her work deals with the fragile relationship between humans and nature, and the tension that this relationship inevitably creates. Her images are produced intuitively using digital and vintage large format cameras and lenses, often integrating historical and modern photographic tools and processes. Christine has degrees from Acadia and Dalhousie Universities, and completed the diploma program at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She recently completed an artist residency at the Ottawa School of Art and was an invited artist in residence in print media, at York University’s School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Christine has won numerous awards including the 2016 International Fine Art Photographer of the Year from the Lucie Foundation and was a category winner of the 2017 International Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers. She was one of 15 visual artists selected for the epic Canada C3 Expedition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Her work has been showcased in exhibits around the world including Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, and has been featured by The Washington Post, CBC, Black+White Photography Magazine, UK and PhotoEd Magazine.