T&T Consulate hosts ‘Through Our Lens’, a photography exhibit

By Lincoln DePradine

Ian Grant

The consulate general in Toronto, of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on Sheppard Avenue West, is a regular host of community social events.

In April, for example, the office was the venue for two book launches: “Pulling Together’’, a publication of the Trinidad & Tobago 50Plus and Seniors’ Association of Canada (Ontario Chapter); and, “The Joy of Thinking: Mathematical and Scientific Thinking Skills for Young Minds’’, written by Trinidadian-Canadian Glenn Dee, a former York University employee.

Now, three members of the Canadian Caribbean Photographic Arts Collective (CCPAC) – Ian Grant, David Lewis and Jenny Baboolal – are about to put on an exhibition, titled “Through Our Lens’’, at the consular office.

They say the works to be exhibited will highlight “images of carnivals, as well as some fascinating photographs from other locations which have inspired our members’’.

“Altogether, we should have about 24 to 28 pieces of artwork on display,’’ Grant told The Caribbean Camera.

CCPAC was founded in 2017 by Grant and Trinidad-born photographer Anthony Berot. The organization’s objectives include exhibiting the photographic works of the collective and creating a legacy that highlights the excellent work of Canadian Caribbean photographers.

Jenny Baboolal

The works of CCPAC members have been exhibited in museums and galleries and at specialized shows in Ontario and other cities.

“Through Our Lens’’ opens July 21 and runs until August 12. It will be available for viewing Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.

“It will be an exciting exhibition,’’ Grant said.