Sunken Villages of the St. Lawrence Seaway

Sunken Villages of the St. Lawrence Seaway
Posted on September 7, 2013 | Louis Helbig | Written on September 6, 2013
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Author's Note:

This is an invitation to Ottawa-area residents to view my most recent photography exhibit on the Sunken Villages of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Details follow below...

“We are what we were.”
- Art Buckland (Sunken Villages interviewee, August 2013)

Art can reflect both who we were and who we are. It can help us tell ourselves the stories – the history – that define us.

My new exhibition of Sunken Villages – images of the communities destroyed by the St. Lawrence Seaway – opens Friday September 13 at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, St Lawrence College, Brockville, ON and closes Nov 2, 2013.

This new creative endeavour combines my aerial images – from the air and through the water – with audio interviews of 27 people affected by the flooding.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday Sept. 14, 1 - 3pm at the Gallery, 2288 Parkdale Ave. Brockville, and for my 'Artist Talk' on Thursday Sept. 26 at 1pm.

Also stay tuned for the launch of a brand new Sunken Villages website, where you can view the images, hear the voices, watch the interviews, and where you can consider who we were and who we are.


Louis Helbig

PS: To view a vimeo video of this project please visit:

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Louis Helbig: BA (Great Distinction) McGill; MSc., London School of Economics

Louis Helbig is a Canadian aerial art photographer. He brings his unique perspective – as pilot, as artist, as thinker, as citizen... More



I am very interested to see your new work. Your images of the tar sands were incredible. Hopefully I can break away from the minor hockey schedule & other distractions and make it to Brockville.

Best wishes,
James M.