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February 20, 2001
Photography exhibit profiles food and hunger
  
At a week-long exhibit at Toronto City Hall, award-winning photographer
Vincenzo Pietropaolo will exhibit a collection of photos profiling food and
hunger issues and activities in Toronto. These photographs were commissioned
for use in "The Growing Season," the recently-released Phase II report of
Toronto's Food and Hunger Action Committee. The photos highlight a wide variety
of food activities across the City of Toronto, and represent many different
cultures and food preferences.

Pietropaolo has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, and has
worked on a number of projects dealing with food issues. His "Harvest
Pilgrims," which documents migrant farmworkers in Canada, has been exhibited in
Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad and the United States, and has been widely published.

He also collaborated with author Jean Cochrane on a book about Kensington
Market, and was commissioned by the Canadian Auto Workers Union to produce
"Canadians at Work," a millennium photo book documenting workers across Canada.
"Growing Cultures," his work with Professor Gerda Wekerle of York University
that profiles immigrant gardening in Toronto, is currently on exhibit at the
Royal Ontario Museum.

Date: Tuesday, February 20 to Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West



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