My interest in the art of photography lies in seeing the beauty of the world through fresh perceptions. Photography is an ongoing exploration, a journey that allows me to capture special moments of time. With my photography, I also want to raise awareness to current social issues.
On the Move, 2018 12 x 21.35 inches The Race, 2018 12 x 18 inches
I have also captured the fast busy intersection of Queen Street and University Avenue in Toronto where cyclists and motor vehicles seem to race for their space on the road. Cycling improves the health of the population by reducing motor vehicle trips. However, cyclists do face higher risks of traffic injuries and fatalities from collisions when compared to people traveling in cars or using public transit. Let's make the roads safe by adding more bike lanes, and improve public transit.
Together, 2017 16 x 18 inches We are fortunate to be in a safe and large multicultural metropolis. For many immigrants and refugees like myself came to Canada, more specifically to Toronto, seeking a safe place to live. The city of Toronto is very diverse, and while its diversity is not always understood or welcomed, it is important to support and get to know our neighbours. Diversity extends beyond race and ethnicity, and it spans language, gender, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, abilities and economic status. I am constantly taking pictures on the streets of Toronto, and my photography practice captures some of Toronto’s diversity in places where large masses of people came together to work, and celebrate the community.
Cross-cultural Interaction, 2017
The model is a lady from the Chinese community, and local Sikh seniors demonstrate how to put on a turban during the Multicultural Day celebrations in Oakville.
Music as a way to reaching out. Cherry is a regular at Queen St. and University Ave in Toronto. He has been playing the guitar for over 50 years, and his music is quite beautiful. He uses his talent to entertain passer-by and supplement his limited income.
Frances Cordero de Bolaños is interested in various issues, and her work has explored nature, sports, women issues, violence, conflict, and war. Frances works are playful, dark and somewhat grotesques. She uses a variety of media and techniques to express her ideas and concerns.