Covid-19 Portraits of Toronto During Covid-19
TORONTO - LIFE UNDER A PANDEMIC
By Toronto Editorial Photographer John Hryniuk
The goal of this Toronto editorial photography series was to capture how the pandemic changed the way in which people lived their lives in the cities urban landscape prior to and during the city of Toronto's lockdown.
The size and scope of this project grew almost by accident, for at the beginning of the pandemic, I had initially set out on my bicycle to only take a few shots; however, my inspiration to capture more images grew as I witnessed Toronto's usual lively energy diminish, and every day met wonderful individuals adapting to their new realities in the city.
" From fatigued health-care workers to colourful characters, I wanted to capture both the real-life challenges of COVID-19, as well as the bright spots. As such, I hoped to convey through the images a variety of emotions, not least of which include isolation, despair, distance, hope, love and resilience.”