Get photographed for Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE Project!
Photographer Adam Zivo invites members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come out and get photographed!
Drop by with a friend/s or partner at Bendale Acres on May 15 and 16, 2018 and interpret the theme “love is love”. The photos will be shared on social media and will be printed and displayed as part of the Scarborough Sign Project, a summer-long public art installation that showcases art projects created by the community and will travel across North and Central Scarborough as part of Cultural Hotspot. The photoshoot is FREE and all are welcome!
WHEN: May 15 and 16, 2018, from 10 AM to 3 PM
WHERE: Bendale Acres, 2920 Lawrence Avenue East
Limited spots! Please register to participate. Photoshoots run for 30 minutes between 11 AM and 2 PM.
#LOVEISLOVEISLOVE was launched in 2016 in response to the Orlando Pulse shooting. Shortly after the shooting, many LGBTQ+ people posted photos of themselves on social media, accompanied with statements on the importance of being unafraid to be yourself, especially in the face of tragedy. This was the inspiration for the project. If these photos were cathartic for the community, then it would be worthwhile to make professional photography services available to the public, to facilitate this catharsis.
The project was first activated in Toronto. Based on its popularity there, the project expanded to Ottawa Pride. With this expansion, the project was re-conceptualized as a general celebration of LGBTQ+ relationships. The underlying assumption for this was that, given the historic exclusion of LGTBQ+ people, there was a need for positive, simple images of the community. (loveisloveislove.org)
ABOUT ADAM ZIVO
Adam Zivo is the Founder and Director of #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE. He is a Toronto-based content producer, with a speciality in photography and video production. Adam’s past clients include America’s Next Top Model, Bell Media, Flixel, and Cutler and Gross. He is currently employed as the content lead for Rthm Technologies, while retaining a robust freelance career. Adam has produced content all over the globe, including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Milan. His work has previously been exhibited at the legendary Gladstone Hotel, as part of the 10×10 Project. He sits on the steering committee of OurSpace, a non-profit collective that organizes workshops and social events for young gay men in Toronto. (www.adamzivo.com)
Produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project