On July 1, 2017, Canada will turn 150 years young! Canada’s 150th birthday needs to be planned for soon rather than later and that’s why since 2008 photographer and creator of the Canadian Mosaic Project, Tim Van Horn, has been busy capturing the essence of what makes Canada such a special place we call home. Whether it be a remote fishing village, a small prairie town, or a metropolitan centre, Tim Van Horn has been embedded in the field documenting everyday, hardworking Canadians.
In the past seven years, Tim has traversed the country five times and created an impressive 44,000 portraits from 1,045 communities in every province and territory in Canada. Upon completion of the mosaic in 2016, a total of 54,000 portraits or .15 per cent of the population, will have been taken and will weave together into an inspirational, nationwide touring, mobile, interactive pavilion on wheels.
“The Canadian Mosaic Project is set to take the country by storm in a heartfelt way,
illustrating and uniting our collective humanity. Thousands of everyday Canadians play a lead role in visually telling the story of who are as a people. The Canadian Mosaic Project is about the people, for the people and powered by the people.”
~ Tim Van Horn, Canadian Mosaic Project
Accompanying this vibrant, educational pavilion is a photography book entitled, To Canada with Love. Online, an interactive mosaic entitled, www.anewcanada.me is all about you, and will shine a light on our unique cultural identity. These 54,000 portraits will be the largest visual anthropological cultural study ever undertaken. The Canadian Mosaic Project is now looking for partnerships and collaborations for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.