Join Vincenzo Pietropaolo, “one of Canada’s pre-eminent documentary photographers” (Canadian Geographic) as he discusses his new book, Toronto as Community: Fifty Years of Photographs.
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: In-person event at the Museum
Language: Presented in English
The photographs, some of which will also be shared at this event, are grouped around short essays written by Pietropaolo, that explore his particular interests and observations, often questions of social justice, which, in turn, inform the photographs themselves.
This poetic portrayal of the city of Toronto documents the daily life of ordinary citizens, at work, at play, in celebration, in protest, and in mourning. The book includes images of many parks and natural areas and some of the city’s architecture.
These images will invoke the reader’s sense of nostalgia, inviting reflection on the city that once was, how it became the city it is, and how it continues to develop and grow into a city of our imaginations.
About the author: Vincenzo Pietropaolo is a documentary photographer based in Toronto, where he immigrated as a child with his family. Self taught, he became active in photography in 1970, documenting the people of his newly adopted city. In 1991 he returned to his earlier love and passion – social documentary photography. Vincenzo has distinguished himself as a photographic bookmaker, mixing photographs and his own original writing.