‘People in the LGBTQ community have been major contributors to the arts and culture communities, celebrated for their creativity and artistic expressions, and quietly supporting through administration, education and philanthropy. While LGBTQ people are commended for their achievements and involvement, sometimes who they are is swept “into the closet”. With this portrait series, the Arts and LGBTQ communities come together, celebrating their separate and diverse identities as well as their interconnectedness.’
-James Fowler, Curator
The 10X10 Photography Project is an annual event and publication that celebrates queer Canadians in the arts. Portraits of 100 LGBTQ Canadians in the arts by 10 queer Canadian photographers will be exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel, opening with a reception held during Toronto’s Pride celbrations on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 7pm.
Now in its seventh year, 10X10 has become one of Toronto’s most anticipated annual visual art events during Pride. As a celebration of the Canadian queers in the arts, the 2017 exhibition presents an exciting opportunity to showcase the diversity, personality, and passion of our community on an international stage. The accompanying book of portraits, available for sale to the public, serves as an important documentation of the immense power and creativity of queerness.
Please click on the tabs above to read about the 80 participating photographers to date, the 800 portraits, to order a book, or to find out more about the 10X10 Photography Project.