Opening Night: The Human Experience Featuring the Photography of Curtis Trent, Larry Louie and Ryan Parker
92 by Curtis Trent
Pride 92 is a photo essay of the 1992 Toronto Pride Parade. Curtis had been an active participant in Toronto Pride for many years which inspired this body of work, and is indicative
of his approach to photo essays and photography in general.
Pride is an annual event that invites all people to come and
celebrate LGBTQ2+ culture.
In the Light of Broken Colours by Larry Louie
These photos tell stories of the resilience and dignity of the
human spirit in a harsh, unequal world. The people Larry has
met thrive in the simplicity of life. They find dignity in labor
and appreciate the importance of the family unit. Usually
shown in black and white, Larry has chosen muted colours
in this selection of images to add depth and definition to
the difficult environments in which these individuals live,
work and play.
Backstage by Ryan Parker
Actors not only live their own personal lives, they have the
opportunity to convey all human experiences. Practicing a
life of heightened vulnerability provides access to the depths
of human perspective, often enriching their own personal
journey. Backstage is habitually rich with anxiety, manifesting
itself in different ways depending on what the performance
demands. These photographs provide a glimpse into that