In celebration of Pride Toronto 2012, the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto and fab Magazine hosted a workshop for a queer and trans youth group called SHIFT. Check out the super photos that came out of this vibrant workshop!
SHIFT is a youth group run through SOY, Supporting Our Youth, with the support of friends and sponsors: Toronto Arts Council, Sherbourne Health Centre and Gallery 44. They are SOY’s annual photography project for queer and trans youth who are interested in learning about photography, camera operation, darkroom printing and creative expression. In collaboration with fab Magazine, a Toronto-based gay scene magazine, the LGS Toronto held a La Sardina workshop for SHIFT and taught them the basics of Lomography and analogue photography.
Store staff Kimon gave a great tutorial on one of our most popular cameras, the La Sardina. Once everyone had their cameras loaded with film, they put into practice what was learned and headed out towards Toronto’s largest LGBT neighbourhood, The Village. The Village is where the annual Pride Week celebrations happen. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada with over 90 floats and an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds of thousands. Check out some of the great shots below!
Lomography is not only about cameras, it is also a lifestyle and an attitude. There are no rules with Lomography because it’s about who you are – no apologies, full expression, honest and loud, colourful and campy. Lomography is all encompassing and fully accepting, we see magic and true beauty in every photograph, there are no flaws. This is our Pride – we want you to be you, no matter who you are. Photography gives you a voice and Lomography allows you to shout and scream, jump up with joy and show the world who you truly are in a creative, colourful and individual way.
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Toronto, ON M5V 2B5
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