George Pimentel

Toronto, ON

George Pimentel is regarded as Canada’s most renowned celebrity photographer. He has covered events including The Oscars, Golden Globes, and the MET Gala.

May 28, 2020

As I roamed the streets of Toronto with my camera for my COVID-19 project, I listen to humanity in these tough pandemic times. As I drove up Jameson Avenue, I saw a homeless man with a fishing rod with a coffee cup attached to it and an amazing tent. The man is practicing social distancing as he asks for some spare change. He explains to me his fears about the homeless shelters, that he will catch COVID-19, and that they don’t accept dogs. In the end, he doesn’t like to be told what to do.