The 100th Annual Hart House Camera Club Exhibition Winners, Runner-Ups, and Honourable Mentions.
The Hart House Camera Club proudly presents the works of many talented photographers from its centennial exhibition! Thank you for viewing!
Photo Essay Winner, runner up, and honorable mention
Winner: Jose Jimenez: “Within and Without”
When I returned to Toronto from Ecuador, I was forced to quarantine for two weeks at the downtown Chelsea Hotel. Little did I know these were going to be some of the most challenging days of my life. Space and time became foreign concepts to me after the 5th day. The idea of escaping sounded more appealing as each day went on. Jealousy of the pedestrians I was spying from the hotel window grew larger. Daydreaming turned into my favourite pastimes, and when I would stop mind wandering I would feel lost. I was within and without that hotel room.
Runner Up: Yifei Yan – “Rocky Mountains Under Heatwave”
The history breaking 2021 heatwave in Pacific Northwest of Canada and United States according to a study from world weather attribution, is virtually impossible without human activity impact on environment. This heatwave caused significant glacier meltdown as well as long lasting wild fire which produced dense haze in near by regions. This group of photo is intent to present the impact of the heatwave on fragile mountain environment.
Honorable Mention: Greg Cooke – “Preserving Toronto’s Chinatown”
Toronto’s Chinatown is one of the largest in North America, despite the surprising fact that it is relatively new. Toronto’s original Chinatown was located at Bay and Dundas, but was forced to relocate to make way for Toronto’s new city hall and Nathan Phillips Square. For those living outside the ethnic enclave, it is treated as a tourist attraction within the city, which comes as no surprise. It is a vibrant community with something for everyone. However, for those that live in the area surrounding Spadina and Dundas W, this is home. In an effort to highlight the importance of the Chinatown community, the Long Time No See Collective is
trying to raise awareness of the area’s gentrification. Inspired by this idea, each image presented in this photo essay is titled after the Chinatown business at which it was taken. The hope is to shine a light on what day-to-day life looks like in these places, and depict it as a neighbourhood instead of a tourist destination.