I have my very first solo photography exhibition running this month at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. entitled SLOW DOWN, LOOK CLOSER. Please check it out if you’re in the area and see Willowdale from a “bee’s eye view”.
Here is my collage of the images as arranged to match those hung and curated by Phil Anderson, Executive Director of Gallery 1313. I had excepted image titles and instagram ids at the exhibit, but there wasn’t any when I checked it out Nov 15 (update: the Official Facebook album had captions/titles for the images so I updated below (only 17 of the pics are there though)). I’ll included them as I searched around below.
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity. SCB has local chapters across the globe that provide opportunities for members to engage in conservation at the local level.
SCB-TO is one of these local chapters, we strive to build a network of active conservation biologists from the three local academic research universities – University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University, as well as government, non-government and private agencies operating within the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal is to facilitate the discussion of and solutions to urban conservation biology issues that threaten the function of Toronto’s local ecosystems.
Winning Magnolia Tree Photo
All the winning photos are being exhibited all week at Baka Gallery Cafe near Runnymede Subway Station in Bloor West area, and the award ceremony will take place Friday evening.
Photography student Hannah Price was first catcalled shortly after moving to Philadelphia in 2009 and was thrown off guard. She reacted by taking the portraits of the men who were doing the cat calling and has put together a gallery exhibit entitled “City of Brotherly Love”.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh took her displeasure of having to suffer this behaviour nearly daily to the streets themselves. She began a series of posters she put up around her Brooklyn neighbourhood as her way of speaking back to her harassers and this has spawned the Stop Telling Women to Smile project. After a successful Kickstarter campaign last month, she is taking the posters on the road. You can also buy some posters to put up in your neighbourhood too.
Ana Alvarez-Errecalde on the birth of her daughter says: “I open, I transform, I bleed, I scream and I smile”
I am moved to share her photos because I feel birth is a monumentally inexplicable alteration of reality and in our culture it is too rarely revealed as such. If you are having a child, please explore your options of how your family can truly experience the beauty of birth.