Installation: map showing what country local shop owners emigrated from
Photo collage, 6' x4', mounted on board
Oakwood Village Library and Art Centre, from 2002 to 2012
I photographed people in stores and small businesses, for the three blocks where my studio was located, on Oakwood Avenue in Toronto.
The strip was a nondescript conglomeration of dollar stores, a pest control center, a driving school, a drugstore, and so on.
It is anchored by a beautiful community library, the Oakwood Village Library and Art Centre. I asked everyone where they were from and the year they came to Canada, and placed their pictures on a map of the world.