With the aid of a local guide, Toronto photographer Jo-Anne McArthur climbs through the fence at a fox fur farm in an undisclosed location in the European countryside.
There, row after row of buildings cover cage after cage of frightened animals; the foxes are grey and black, beautiful -- and making unearthly cries and groans, like the sounds from a horror film. But these noises are very much part of the capitalistic, industrialized relationship between humans and animals.
A man in an owl mascot outfit is feeding pigeons on the steps of a downtown Toronto church. It's a surreal scene captured by one of the sex workers participating in the Exposure Project, a new program that puts cameras in the hands of women working the streets.
"It's an incredible shot," notes Kaleigh Middelkoop, one of two female photographer-mentors who volunteered their services to teach 12 sex workers, some who are now off the street, to frame the world they live in.
"The mascot guy looked so sad. And, just imagine that she bothered to stop and took the time to take the shot. I love it so much."
MAY 2 – 25: HERE IS WHERE: “POP UP” Gallery
Workman Arts presents, as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
WORKMAN ARTS SALUTES MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
A proud partner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Workman Arts “Pop Up” Gallery (Queen St West at Gordon Bell Rd. on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
Labour photographer John Maclennan is featured in a new exhibit at the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton at 51 Stuart Street. The official opening of “The Spirit of Our Movement” is on Friday, January 25th with a reception at 7:30 pm www.wahc-museum.ca/ The show includes some images from the book of the same name published by the Labour Council, but the majority of the images have not been seen before.
LEGENDS GALLERY OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Palette Of Pop Culture
Until February 20, 2013
Featuring over 75 rare, limited edition and signed photographs of the
20th Century’s most famous icons in music, film, fashion & history –
Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot, Bobby Kennedy, Christian Dior, Faye Dunaway, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Gene Simmons, Jackie Kennedy, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Mick Jagger, Natalie Wood, Neil Young, Paul Newman, Ray Charles, Steve McQueen, Winston Churchill and Sean Connery/James Bond (Diamonds Are Forever)
HOURS: Tuesdays to Sundays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
OCTOBER 10 - 21, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen Street West
Opening Night Reception: Thursday October 11 , 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Now…what r u waiting for?
Workman Arts and the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts co-present, Now…what r u waiting for? featuring artists from each organization working in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video.