I'm excited to announce that I will be taking on an apprentice role to support the We Are Lawrence Avenue Project #WAL with Toronto's civic leaders & professional photographers Che Kothari and Jalani Morgan.
The #WAL Project will transform part of Lawrence Avenue East into a dynamic community driven photography exhibit.
This iconic, east-west arterial route runs connects a number of Scarborough's communities. This project humanizes the avenue; it will tell stories of shop owners, community elders and leaders as local youth work to document their community through photography.
This project is part of the City of Toronto's Cultural Hotspot Initiative which puts a spotlight on the hot beds of the city which are home to a diverse cultural scene and unique local history. As the city looks to provide opportunities for young people in inner suburban neighbourhoods around arts and culture; this program will bring cultural activities, art interventions, development opportunities and legacy projects to the different neighbourhoods. With an emphasis on youth mentorship and employment, business engagement, community building and artistic excellence, the Cultural Hotspot initiative seeks to draw new attention to Toronto's Hotspot area.