Friday, January 23, 2015

Toronto's Market Gallery features city in black and white through the lenses of three Toronto photographers

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following: ========================================== News Release January 23, 2015 Toronto's Market Gallery features city in black and white through the lenses of three Toronto photographers The Market Gallery will present an exhibition from January 24 to May 9 featuring about 80 black-and-white photographs by three accomplished local photographers. The show is called "Toronto Observed Through Three Generations: Photographs by Harry Joy, Doug Hemmy and Andy Brooks." Joy, Hemmy and Brooks represent three generations of photographers whose work documents the city at different times and in different ways. "Black and white photography is a great equalizer. It allows viewers a chance to compare the unique interpretations of our city over six decades by three talented photographers who clearly love Toronto’s urban landscape," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "This exhibition is an incredible chronicle of our growing city, as well as a great opportunity to see the remarkable photographs by the 97-year-old Harry Joy," said Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). "His Kensington Market photographs will give St. Lawrence Market visitors additional insight into Toronto's market communities." Joy has been capturing Toronto through his lens for over 70 years. Almost 50 of his prints will be featured, including captivating views of Kensington Market in the 1950s and 1960s. Hemmy's photographs highlight the unique characteristics of urban living, including back lanes, graffiti, market places and cultural neighbourhoods. He taught visual art and photography for 28 years at the secondary school level. Brooks is an established contemporary photographer who favours classic buildings and landmarks from early Toronto. In order to create photographs free of human interference, he works primarily in the early hours. This news release is also available on the City's website: The Market Gallery, one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto, presents exhibitions dedicated to Toronto’s art, culture and history and offers educational programs for school groups and adults. The gallery is located on the second floor of South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front Street E. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. More information is available at Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms. - 30 - Media contact: Shane Gerard, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5711, ===============

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