Award-winning Toronto Star photographers Steve Russell, Melissa Renwick and Tony Bock will be joined by moderator Richard Lautens. The panel will share their favourite portraits – and the stories behind them – and offer tips and advice to aspiring photojournalists.
What makes for a compelling portrait? How can you capture something new or unexpected in a familiar face? Why do some portraits connect so deeply with viewers? Can a single face tell a whole story?
Photo by Richard Lautens. Used with permission.
Photo by Tony Bock. Used with permission.
Photo by Melissa Renwick. Used with permission.
This free event is presented in conjunction with The Changing Face of Toronto, an exhibit showcasing a century of portraits from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive and the Canadian Documentary Art Collection. The exhibit is on display in the library's TD Gallery until July 23.
Be sure to stop in to see the exhibit before the talk!