Regent Park Youth Capture Demolition Through Photography

Regent Park Youth Capture Demolition Through Photography

August 01, 2006

TORONTO  –  Youth from Regent Park are putting their photographic talents on display this summer with their compelling images of the demolition of Phase One Revitalization.

The Regent Park Focus Photography Arts Studio provides young people with opportunities to work with and learn from professional photographers. Inspired by the work of professional artist and former Regent Park resident David Zapparoli, the studio gives participants a strong technical and creative foundation in photography and supports youth to produce works that are relevant to the local community.

The focus of this year's 2006 project was to document the demolition of Phase One of Regent Park Revitalization by producing a series of digital and black and white photos on the tearing down of the buildings.
These photographs are now on display the Toronto Public Library Parliament Branch, located at Parliament and Gerrard. They will be displayed at the Library for the month of August, after which the collection will be put on view at other locations in the City.

The Demolition Photography project was sponsored by Toronto Community Housing and the Ontario Arts Council.

DATE: August 1  August 31

TIME: During Library business hours

LOCATION: Toronto Public Library Parliament Branch
269 Gerrard Street East (at Parliament and Gerrard)

For further information:

Laurie Stephens
Toronto Community Housing

Angela Musceo
Regent Park Focus