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Since 1999, I have been shooting images of working people in Toronto, mostly they have been connected to the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Documented in my images are the "$10 an hour ", and the "Made in Canada " campaigns. Other photos include the Toronto Labour Day Parade, Aboriginals and Workers of Colour Conferences for the last ten years, "April 28", Day of Mourning ceremonies, Peace marches, picket lines, political, and Solidarity demonstrations.
In addition to the Toronto, Labour Council, I have shot photos, both freelance, and on assignment for the: CEP, ONA, CAW, Steelworkers, CFNU, United Nurses of Alberta, BC Nurses Union, PSAC, CUPW, OFL, CLC, UNITE-HERE 75, IFPTE, SEIU local1, CUPE, Carpenter's local 27, CAW local 112, SMWIA, UNIFOR, and both the Ontario, and Federal NDP conventions.
For the 140th Anniversary Of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, produced a book of my photographs entitled "The Spirit of Our Movement." This book documents Toronto workers in the new millinum, it's activities, celebrations, victories, and it's changing face. This book is available from the Labour Council @ 416-441-3663, or e-mail Ana
As an Artist it was a privilege to take part in the Féile An Phobail Festival, (West Belfast Festival) in Belfast, Ireland from July 30 to August 7, 2004. Here is a pdf (down below left) of the program, it's big file, but I'm on page 26 in English, and page 27 in Gaelic. My show was titled "Images of Social Justice and Portraits of Peace." Started in 1988 this Festival is now one of the biggest in Europe. Click Here and you'll see four of the montages that I created just for the festival, that were shown in Belfast.
My montage art is inspired by John Hartfield, who lampooned Hitler, and other fascists, during pre-war Germany. More recently by, the late Richard Slye, and Toronto's Brian Davis, who's humor, and sense of social justice continues to inspired me.
If want to check out the costs of my Montage Art, and my photography please click here. I have developed hand crafted Cards with photos of my art and images, they can be used for any occasion. These make very nice gifts. Just click on Art Cards and you can see photos of the cards there, and some other montage art.
You can contact me by phone @ 416-657-6188. For information by e-mail: please contact me at John Maclennan