Your Project: Winter Solstice 2015
In my neighbourhood Winter Solstice is celebrated with 'flare'. For over 20 years the local First Nations people, artists, acrobats, musicians, fire dancers, and street performers have organized a completely non-corporate, non-commercial, hand-made celebration of the 'coming of the light' on the longest day of the year. The multicultural, multi-ethnic, multi-talented residents celebrate in a great show of lights, music and theatre.
Occupying an entirely urban environment, I set out to capture as much of the celebration as possible.
The community of Kensington Market is radically anti-gentrification and has been a welcoming melting pot for immigrants, artists and misfits for generations.
This event is a celebration of diversity and a delight in the chaotic inclusion of all who love to create.