Paul Wombell was Director of London-based Photographers’ Gallery (1994-2005), and needs no real introduction. Since then he has been alternatively a festival director and an independent curator as well the author of numerous texts on photography. This year Wombell is the invited curator, and one of the very few non-Quebecois curators in the history of the acclaimed festival, this 13th Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, held in various locations in the city from 5 September to 5 October 2013.

Drones: The Automated Image addresses how our human perceptions of photography and the camera have changed and how the camera itself, and its associated devices, have largely liberated themselves from human control and have begun to affect how we humans define ourselves in a swirl of metadata and imagery. With more than 1,500 images and videos in 25 exhibitions spread across 14 sites around the city, this

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