Writer, artist. A poet and painter, Curt Lang became a photographer in the summer of 1972 through the activities of the Leonard Frank Memorial Society Project. His photographic practice was primarily documentary in nature, capturing everything from street life to commercial fishing to the founding of several technology companies. While Lang’s work has not received the same degree of critical attention as some of his colleagues, he was an active participant in and critic of 1950s and 1960s counterculture in Vancouver. He belonged to the loose group of writers referred to as the “downtown poets,” including Roy Kiyooka, Al Neil, Fred Douglas, Jock Hearn, Judith Copithorne, and Maxine Gadd. bill bissett, a casual associate of the “downtown poets,” published Lang’s poetry in blewointment magazine. He passed away in 1998.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.