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Shlomi Amiga

Artist member since 2019
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Toronto, Ontario

I am a documentary and street photographer based in Toronto. My inspiration and approach to photography are mainly derived from my interest in people and the human condition.

People watching has been a habit of mine for as long as I can remember. Trying to figure out who they are, what they do, and what kind of parallels can be drawn between all of us individuals living amongst each other. The majority of my work revolves around people, the spaces they inhabit, and everything that is in between. It helps me connect, learn, and make a positive change for the people that I document. As a newcomer to Canada, the word 'Home' was always of significant meaning to me. Because of that, I repeatedly seek answers to questions about issues of alienation and estrangement. My approach is often very process-driven and always considers the photographer-subject relationship to be a significant component in the finished visuals. Those relationships change with every subject I photograph - some are as fleeting as a moment on the street while others span over years of interactions both on and off camera. Just like in life, they are not all of the same nature.

When not focused on narrative-based projects, I love spending time outside photographing everyday life on the street.


Work

Skid by Wall
  • Shlomi Amiga
  • 30" x 20"
  • $750 buy — $155 try
B#7
  • Shlomi Amiga
  • 12" x 8"
  • $775 buy — $165 try
B#8
  • Shlomi Amiga
  • 12" x 8"
  • $775 buy — $165 try

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Favourite movie

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favourite artist(s) right now

Troy Holden, Harry Gruyaert, Elliott Erwitt, Daniel Arnold, Peter Kool, Martin Parr, Joel Meyerowitz

Who do you consider a genius?

Anyone who can find happiness in the simple things in life

During my breaks, I tend to ...

Watch Family Guy

Your favourite spot in Toronto right now

My Studio

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Jerry Seinfeld meets Borat impersonator

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Eastbound Brewing Co
Dumb Luck, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2019

Daegu, South Korea
Daegu Art Fair

2019

OCADU, Toronto
Beyond Borders, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2019

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Love Actually

2019

OCADU, Toronto
GradEx

2019

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Winter Emerging Artists

2018

George Brown College, Toronto
50X50, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2017

Coldstream Gallery, Toronto
This City II, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2017

87 Wade Studios, Toronto
Salt & Pepper

2014

87 Wade Studios, Toronto
Surfing USA

2014

Gallery 402, Toronto
Group Show

2013

918 Bathurst, Toronto
Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship

2012

Wolfond Centre, Toronto
Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship

Accolades
2012

Photo Life Magazine
Best Emerging Photographer

Press
2019

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
Selected photograph for main ad

2019

Street Photography Magazine
Featured Photographer Interview

2019

Urban Street Diving
Interview

2019

Eyeshot Magazine
Magazine Feature

2018

This Is Reportage
Interview

2013

Yediot Canada
Cover story

Residencies
2019

Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands
Artist Residency Program, OCADU

Education
2019

OCAD University
Photography

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