Hailed by some as Canada’s armpit or ‘the worst place on earth’, Windsor is an untapped market for artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial minds. Hidden beneath the unemployment rate and the gritty exterior lies a haven for people willing to take a risk by contributing to their community and helping to shape this city into a place we can all be proud to call home. More than “a place known for car robberies, drug dealing, and ‘0-little culture’,” the real beauty of this often shamed city lies with the people that reside within it.
#100portraits100days is a photo series celebrating the people in Windsor and what motivates them to be here. Originally started as a small photo project on Instagram, each picture was accompanied by a name and occupation. Slowly each post began to read like a small bio and quick encounters became short interviews. Common threads became apparent and somewhere past the halfway mark a focus was found. The project now demanded to be finished.
In a city where it’s easy to get tied down in the negative… Why Windsor? Starting 5.19 at Craft Heads Brewing Co., #100portraits100days will be on display with a new set rotating each night. Culminating on 5.22 for the final night when the project will be displayed in its entirety. Select photos each night will be framed by fellow artist and local photographer Anthony Sheardown.