From August 1st 1975 to August 31st 1975 A Need to See
"David Martin was not a photographer in a professional sense. He was more of a researcher, a recorder, for whom the camera was indispensable. Stone deaf since a childhood illness, his reliance on the camera was a vital need, never a luxury. For over two decades he wandered the streets in his spare time photographing the incongruities of urban life, the cycle of decay and growth, with a particular affection for the old Griffintown area."
- Press release (Optica)