Thursday, April 9, 2020

Porchraits popular in Canada

A new trend is sweeping Canada's photographic community. It's called "porchtraits." According to Erik McRitchie, a photographer in Calgary, Alberta, "people are together in a way they haven't been in a long time.  He's part of a network of photographers inspiring others to get out and document their communities. Many of the porthtraits are whimsical, poking fun when possible.

This family, for example, posed on their front porch with rolls of toilet paper. Other photos are more stark, revealing the solitude of the social distance era. McRitchie hopes his work can encourage others who are stuck at home. "When we see people are celebrating, laughing and having fun, and families are together," he says, "it reminds us of the strength we can find together."

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