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)

MARMORA, Ont. - Kathy Henry takes her four dog team home in the 4 Mile Sprint Sled Dog Race at SnoFest in Marmora. The annual event includes a pancake breakfast and lumberjack competition, as well as attracting sled dog racers from Ontario and Quebec. (06/02/2010)

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.