Namara Curatorial


We Shall See
Ian Willms, CONTACT Photography Festival

NAMARA supported agency photographer, Ian Willms in the development of an exhibition of his body of work, We Shall See for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.


Gladstone Hotel for Ian Willms
Toronto, Canada
Project Scope:
NAMARA supported the artist on layout and presentation for his solo exhibition for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Ian Willms

We Shall See is the series of photographs that Ian Willms initiated while visiting his father in the hospital. The images began as Instagram posts documenting the details of their daily routine, created in an effort to visually communicate and cope with the emotional struggle in facing his father’s traumatic injuries. The series quickly grew to comprise more than 200 photographs.

Willms’ father suddenly died in May, 2015. “His unexpected loss meant a violent transition within me; from an optimistic hardship to an undefined and unexplored emotional void,” he explains. “Recovery from loss is a long process. Only time heals these emotional wounds. So, we shall see.”