‘People in the LGBTQI 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 LGBTQI people are commended for their achievements and involvement, sometimes who they are is swept “into the closet”. With this portrait series, the Arts and LGBTQI 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 LGBTQI 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 celebrations. Due to ongoing safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, this years event will be postponed until June, 2021.

2021 will mark its 10th anniversary! 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 2021 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.

Above: Posterboard from the inaugural exhibition in 2011.

Please click on the tabs above to read about the 90 participating photographers to date,  the 900 portraits, to order a book, or to find out more about the 10X10 Photography Project.