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A century apart, but the same place, and the same time: two photographers, two lenses, but the same goal. You are invited into a unique virtual space where two daily realities coexist, raising questions about each other.

As a photo history of Montreal, the Urban Life through Two Lenses exhibit from the McCord Museum in Montreal juxtaposes images of old Montreal against contemporary images captured at the same location. Nineteenth century Montreal is remembered through the photographs of William Notman. When Notman's images are placed beside modern images by photographer Andrzej Maciejewski, viewers see a unique perspective of the changes that Montreal has undergone through the years. This virtual exhibit shows how economy and growth have affected our culture and the landscape of urban growth.

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