Monday, November 15, 2010

I've been getting quite a bit of work through Metroland, which publishes community newspapers across Toronto and Here are a few photos I shot on assignment, some that ran and some not.

Milltown FC's Brian Alcantara stretches to get the ball away from Portugal FC's Francesco Capone, in white, during a scrappy game that ended in a 2-2 tie, enough to advance Portugal to the semi-final round of the Canadian Soccer League playoffs.

Mason Perry, left, Tom Rogers, and Mark Argentino buy and sell currency at the Scarborough Coin Club's annual sale.

Vintage Vinyl sale at the Gladstone Hotel.

Second World War veteran Jack Newman at Prospect Cemetery during a sunrise ceremony for Remembrance Day. Newman joined the army in 1941, served overseas, and joined the Toronto Fire Service after the war when he returned to Canada with his Scottish bride.

Watching the horses in the ring below at the 88th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Three-legged-man Peter Jarvis meets five-year-old twins Keith and Keshawn Dennis on Yonge St.

Selvaranee Nadaraja dances at Harmony Hall in Scarborough during Diwali celebrations by Tamil-speaking seniors.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Mill Street Pub in the Distillery District of Toronto, with lovely light.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sept. 30, 2010 - Police arrive at Central Technical School in Toronto after shots were fired in a stairwell. Parents and students wait for word on students held inside during a lock down, but no one was injured. Police are searching for a third suspect, a 17-year-old they describe as "armed and dangerous." (Photo by Mary Gaudet/Toronto Community News)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TORONTO - At a retirement party for Case Ootes, right, former premier Mike Harris, left, is admonished by former mayor Mel Lastman for his decision to amalgamate the city. Ootes has been a city councillor in East York since 1988, and served as deputy mayor to Lastman after amalgamation in 1997. The party was a ticketed event at the York Reception Centre on Monday night, with half the $40 entrance fee going to the East York General Hospital fund. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Alice MacLachlan and Amy Campbell Noseworthy celebrate their wedding in Toronto. Legal in Canada since 2005, many couples around the world still don't have this right.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Husband and wife Ravinder Singh and Hardeep Saini, of Brampton, eat some of the free food provided by the Sikh community at Khalsa day celebrations.

Paramjit Bajwa, a teacher in Scarborough, beats the drums from his temple in the Vaisakhi parade that celebrates the spring harvest and the unification of the Sikh religion.

Volunteers from the Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwara Council distribute prashad, a sweet soft paste eaten to remember the sweetness and generosity of God.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Some of the countless bugs for sale at the Ontario Insect Fair, in the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

Monday, April 19, 2010

TORONTO, Ont. - Rob Bateman opened Bateman's Bicycle Company on Barton Avenue almost two years ago, and has been busy ever since, with two full time employees and a steady stream of cyclists looking for repairs and new bikes. (19/04/2010)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jellies, just made.

TORONTO, Ont. - William Chaupiz (in orange) battles to keep control of the ball in a fast but friendly game of pick-up soccer at the University of Toronto. Chaupiz organizes Toronto Arsenal, a premier division team in the Toronto Services Soccer League, and after regularly scheduled play passers-by often join in. (18/04/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Adam Jackson, photojournalist, hunts for stories.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

TORONTO, Ont. - A lone avian passenger paces in Bathurst subway station.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Bev Boyce, 73 years old, is one of the oldest lifeguards in Canada. She began working at the YMCA six years ago, after starting as a volunteer. Boyce can't be lazy: "I have too much energy, and I like to have fun," she laughs. Last April, a few months after having surgery on her knee, she re-certified through the National Lifeguard Service. (31/03/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

TORONTO, Ont. - Jesus and his Roman captors were part of the Good Friday Procession through the streets of Toronto, held each year by the St. Francis of Assisi church. A sign that proceeded them "The soldiers stripped Jesus and dressed him in a scarlet robe, made a crown of thorns for his head, put a stick in his hand as a scepter and mocked him." Matthew 27:27. (02/04/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MUIR WOODS, CA. - Less than an hour north of San Francisco, the Muir Woods are one of the remaining stands of redwood forest. The redwood is the world's tallest tree, and the species was already reaching skyward when dinosaurs walked the earth.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. - As evening falls, cars rush through a quite stand of trees.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - Exceptionally warm weather brings the city to life. On street corners and in Golden Gate Park people relaxed and reveled in the sunshine. (18/03/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Date pinwheels fresh from the oven go well with a bit of tea.
KINGSTON, Ont. - Sudbury Wolves' goalie Andrew Loverock lets in the last of the Kingston Frontenacs' three goals on Friday night, but held on to take the game. The Wolves beat the home team 5 to 3 and look strong for the playoffs. (12/03/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Police surrounded the home of Tracey Hannah, 46, and her 14-year-old daughter Whitney Hannah, both shot dead on Friday morning. 18-year-old Dean Brown has been charged with killing the women and injuring his ex-girlfriend, Shannon Hannah, also 18. It's a scene that has become too familiar to the people of Belleville, with seven homicides in the area in the past seven months. (12/03/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - The Belleville Bulls' Luke Judson, left, and Kingston Frontenacs' Taylor Doherty collide mid-ice as both players scramble for control of the puck. Belleville went on to take the game 4-2. (17/02/2010) Photo by Mary Gaudet.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

PICTON, Ont. - Singer and songwriter Miss Emily (Emily Fennell) takes a break from a soundcheck before her show at the Regent Theater in Picton.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CABO DE LA VELA, Colombia - Until recently, the Guajira Peninsula was off limits to most visitors, and the Wayuu were notoriously independent people who made money through smuggling and drug-running. Today the area has started to open up, and many locals supplement their income through tourism, selling food and handicrafts and renting hammocks for the night to those with the means to travel. (2/7/2009)

TORONTO, Ont. - Tyler Hnatuk, formerly a resident of the Toronto Islands, punctures a bubble of methane trapped in the ice, lighting it to create a brief flame. As vegetation decomposes methane gas is produced and can be ignited. (31/01/2010)
TORONTO, Ont. - Elysee Nouvet, anthropologist and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on life in Nicaragua.

TORONTO, Ont. - The Entertainment District, an area of Toronto packed with bars and clubs, floods with young people and police each Friday and Saturday night. Between midnight and 4 a.m., the rate of assault in the area is Toronto's highest.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Whitby's Junior Football team (in blue) marched to victory over the Belleville Chargers in a decisive 40-0 win, to take the Ontario Regional Junior Football Metro Bowl. (24/11/2009)

Tango in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Rodolfo Dinzel attracts amateurs and professionals from around the world to his studio in Buenos Aires, the city where tango was born and thrives. While a skilled technical dancer, Dinzel emphasizes the psychological demands of the dance in weekly discussions, challenging students to play with their own ideas about gender and sexuality.
TORONTO, Ont. - Smooth black ice filled the rivers and bays of the Toronto Islands, providing a perfect surface for skaters looking back on the city. With cold temperatures and no snow, the ice is the best long-time Island residents can remember.
OTTAWA, Ont. - MPs will be heading back to Parliament Hill this week, after the House was prorogued on Dec. 31, 2009.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Police wait for the arrival of Col. Russell Williams at his hearing in the first-degree murders of Jessica Lloyd and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau. 28-year-old Jessica Lloyd of Belleville disappeared in late January, and her body was discovered ten days later in Tweed, near Col. Williams' home.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Kids and adults alike joined the annual Santa Claus Parade on Front St. in Belleville, which brings together horses, marching bands, and floats from businesses, charities, churches and schools. (13/11/2009)

STOCKDALE, Ont. - Janet Battaglio opened the gallery in the old Stockdale Mill in 2007, and today teaches yoga and paints on silk while representing numerous artists. The mill originally produced cider and grist for animals, but with extensive renovation is a cozy space for art classes and houses a restaurant for fine dining. (13/02/2010)

About Me

I'm a photojournalist based in Toronto, Canada. I started working in the summer of 2010, shooting for weekly newspapers, magazines, and the web, after a year at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. My background is in anthropology, and graduate studies took me to South America to look at social change and political empowerment. I try to bring together my anthropology and photography studies in my work, since at their best both are about looking closely to find revealing moments, so we can better understand one another's lives.