Bill and Barb Donovan share a kiss on their 60th wedding anniversary outside of their home in Edmonton, Alberta as friends and family gathered to celebrate during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 20, 2020. LARRY WONG


Canada COVID Portrait is a not-for-profit corporation, founded in April 2020, committed to documenting how the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is impacting the lives of Canadians. The project’s goal is to create a visual archive of  thousands of images taken in every province and territory to record this transformative moment in history.

To contact us, please email:


George Pimentel

George Pimentel is regarded as Canada’s most renowned celebrity photographer. His work has been published internationally and he has covered events including The Oscars, Golden Globes, the Royal Wedding, and the MET Gala.

Arden Burrows

After studying International Relations and Asian Studies, Arden Burrows worked in the office of Arif Virani, Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park before joining Canada COVID Portrait.

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris has worked as a photo editor at Adbusters and Maclean’s magazine.  For the past twenty years, Jeff has shot a daily self-portrait on 35mm film. Time magazine made a video on this series, which has been viewed by over a million people around the world.

Taryn Potasky

Since 2018, Taryn Potasky has worked in various social media and marketing roles from Toronto based fashion start-ups to global fashion retailers.

Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute is an art curator, award-winning artist and filmmaker, and bestselling author. She founded and curates InFocus Photo Exhibit and is the gallery curator at the Multicultural Heritage Centre and the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. Her artwork is represented by the Art Gallery of Alberta.


Thank you to our dedicated team of advisors:


Peter Bregg

Peter Higdon

Liz Ikiriko

Sam Kanga

Sophie Masson

Myles McCutcheon

Bree Seeley



Special thanks to:


Sara Angel, Stephanie Burdzy, and Simone Wharton


Fidel Peña and Brittany Waldner from
Underline Studio, Website and Logo Design


Tamar Gibbert, Robyn Mogil from
TARO PR, Public Relations


Marlee Choo, Luigi Discenza, and Iris Nemani from the Harbourfront Centre, Exhibition Partner





Canada COVID Portrait has been featured in print articles, on radio, and on television across Canada. Please see below for our selected press appearances.

November 26, 2020, City News: For posterity: George Pimentel Harbourfront exhibit captures effects of COVID-19 on Canadian society.

May 22, 2020, CBC News: Photo Project Capturing Canada During Pandemic.

May 21, 2020, Hello! Canada Magazine: Be a part of Canadian history with an amazing new COVID photography project

May 21, 2020, ET Canada: Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel Star in Hello! Canada as part of Canada COVID-19 Portrait Initiative.

May 19, 2020, CBC Radio, Q with Tom Power: Canada COVID Portrait co-founder, George Pimentel, speaks about his upcoming project.