The 99th Annual Hart House Camera Club Exhibition Winners, Runner-Ups and Honourable Mentions.
The Hart House Camera Club is very excited to bring together the works of so many talented photographers for display in 2021! Thank you for viewing!
Nature – William J. Dowkes Award
People – William J. Dowkes Award
Places – William J. Dowkes Award
Altered Images – W.J. Blackhall Award
Portraiture – K.B Jackson Award
Photographic Essay – Bev Best Award
Located below Toronto’s financial district, PATH is a pedestrian transportation network used daily by over 200,000 commuters and office workers whose jobs take them to the massive office towers above.Documentary Photo Essay by David Williams
A complex maze stretching 30 km, it is also the world’s largest underground shopping complex with approximately 1,200 shops and services employing about 5,000 people. PATH connects 50 buildings, 20 parking garages, six subway stations, two major department stores, eight major hotels, and a railway terminal.
Most of PATH is privately owned by over 35 companies. Security is provided by private security companies – video surveillance is pervasive.
In this documentary work I explore PATH as a microcosm of our society encapsulated within a somewhat surreal and artificial environment.
Social issues prevalent in wealthy urban settings are emphasized in the enclosing space of PATH and include wealth and health disparities, consumerism, the frenetic pace of urban working lives, the pains of loneliness within a sea of humanity, and the sense of unease provoked by constant surveillance.
The surreal nature of PATH is emphasized by its changing face over a 24 hour cycle, ranging from extreme activity to virtual abandonment – a metaphor for our consumer culture.
Winner: David Williams, “Path”
My First Alpine ClimbPhotographic Essay by Yifei Yan
Alpine climbing is a type of sport that requires careful equipment preparation and route finding. For safety consideration, the summit climb usually start hours before sunrise to reduce or avoid risks in afternoon from elevated temperature. The path to the summit can be challenging as well, but the view along the way and at the mountaintop is rewarding to the climber for the effort they paid.
Runner-Up: Yifei Yan, “My First Alpine Climb”
Gilbert A. Milne Award
Winner: David Williams