Hidden Toronto Photo Contest Winners Announced
Outstanding submissions appeared in Toronto Star
TORONTO (Monday, May 7, 2012) – Winners of Toronto Public Library’s One Book Photo Contest have been chosen. The top five appeared yesterday in the Toronto Star’s Sunday newspaper and the top 10 are on its website.
Toronto Public Library has wrapped up its 2012 One Book community read, this year a celebration of the book Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig. One Book is the library’s annual city-wide book club that includes events, discussion and activities that bring the book to life, including author readings, guided walks and other explorations of the book's themes.
The main character in Girls Fall Down uses his camera to document the hidden parts of the city he loves, and so the library asked Torontonians for photos of their “Hidden Toronto.” The response was impressive—more than 100 entries captured the city’s hidden spaces, or revealed well known places in unusual ways.
There were so many compelling images submitted, Toronto Star photojournalist, Richard Lautens, ended up choosing 10 winners instead of the planned five. All are available for viewing on the library’s website (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ktr/one-book-photo-contest.jsp) and the winners are available on the Toronto Star’s site with thoughtful comments from Richard Lautens. http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1173516
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for helping the library and Toronto celebrate One Book.
Winning photos include:
1) Commerce Court by Quin McColgan
2) Angels Among Us (Mount Pleasant Cemetery) by Lennan Delaney
3) The Pedestrian Bridge across Shuter Street by J-C Renaud
4) Union (tracks at Union Station) by Evan Russell
5) Frozen Beaches by Ana-Luisa Santo
6) Woman Reading by Janice Hardacre
7) Bluffer’s Park in Winter by Maureen Macfadyen
8) Old Faith New Faith (downtown) by Sun Drews
9) Broken Oasis College and Shaw) by Jonathan Castellino
10) Stormy Downtown by Amitoj Khurana
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