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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.
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 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:
Sara Angel, Stephanie Burdzy, and Simone Wharton
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 19, 2020, CBC Radio, Q with Tom Power: Canada COVID Portrait co-founder, George Pimentel, speaks about his upcoming project.