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Through My Lens seeks photographer-explorers

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For ten days in September – the 7th through to the 16th – Exhibit Change is organizing a photovoice-inspired event called Through my Lens to encourage Torontonians to use their cameras to capture perspectives and tell stories about the city.

For each day of the project, participants will receive an email with a question to inspire them, like “What is your favourite part of Toronto?” or, “What might you change?” Throughout the project, there will be a number of neighbourhood walking tours for people to join and get inspired.

When the project is done, all the photos will be collected and culled into an interactive exhibit for Nuit Blanche (called the Leitmotif Project) at Queen and Dowling.

Not that photographers usually need one, but if you’re looking for an excuse to go out and photograph the city, this should be a fun and creative project to get involved in. You can sign up on the project’s Eventbrite page.

(Full Disclosure: I volunteer with the Toronto Urban Exchange, which is helping organize the project)

Image courtesy of Exhibit Change.



  1. So excited to see how this will impact change in Toronto! Through My Lens is also igniting conversation in Kingston, where we are doing our 10-day photo adventure from September 10th to 19th!