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Toronto Art Book Fair

TORONTO — I will be exhibiting some work at the Toronto Art Book Fair 2017. Come and say hi to my table. There will be some zines, books, drawings, photographs and silkscreens.

The Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) is a free public event taking place June 15th - 18th 2017 at Artscape Youngplace. The fair features curated exhibitions, 80 Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops. Now in its second year, TOABF 2017 will showcase hundreds of national and international artists, publishers, small presses, archives, galleries, critics, designers, curators, bookmakers, writers, and performers.

Thursday June 15, 18:00 - 22:00
Friday June 16, 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday June 17, 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday June 18, 12:00 - 18:00

180 Shaw Street M6J 2W5
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Book Process

Cristian Ordóñez Book Edition Process

TORONTO — I am super happy to share that I've been working in a new book project, this time a personal one coming up in the next few months. A book about the last 8 years of my photographic film work. We are on the final stages and going into production shortly with a small run. The book will be published by Daga Editions this summer, more info soon.

Feel free to send me an email if you want to know more: studio@cristianordonez.com

This is Two Personal

TORONTO — Group photo show at Working Title called "This is Two Personal" in Toronto, curated by photographer Luis Mora. Works by Aaron Wynia, Alana Paterson, Ali Bosworth, Andrew McGill, Brent Goldsmith, Chelsea Watt, Cristian Ordóñez, Danielle Suzanne, Devon Little, Gemma Warren, Hudson Hayden, Jalil Bokhari, Jamie Campbell, Jeffery Comber, Justin Aranha, Laura Lynn Petrick, Lodoe Laura, Marishka Radwanski, Mark Sommerfeld, Matt Tammaro, Melissa Renwick, Michelle Siu, Norman Wong, Pat O'Rourke, Scott Pilgrim, Sebastian Mejia, Sebastian Rodriguez, Shelby Fenlon, Steven Beckly, Susannah Van Der Zaag, Tess Roby, Tommy Keith and Vanessa Heins.

Working Title Photo Group Show, This is Two Personal

OPENING RECEPTION at WORKING TITLE:
May 27, 7:00PM to 10:00PM
126A Davenport Rd.
Toronto, ON M5R 1H9
Canada

Spring Tide

VANCOUVER — I always like to collaborate with other creative minded people, and even better if they become my friends, inspire me with their craft and as a person. Andrew's work is a long time favourite and I am exited to see this collaboration come to live. This week on press check in Vancouver for Sprint Tide, a new publication designed for Andrew Querner. More soon.

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Field Magazine

NEW YORK — Photographic article featuring Passage Photographic Essay: "Views From a North American Passage"


8 states, 5 provinces, and 7500 miles traveled as one photographer aims to escape the rhythm of daily life

In June 2016, I started a road trip from Toronto to the west coast with the intention of experiencing a variety of locations while detaching from the rhythm of daily life—but mostly I just wanted to go back to the mountains and enjoy the Pacific Ocean again.

During three weeks on the road I drove for more than 7,500 miles, passing through Ontario, Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and back to Ontario. Sometimes it's hard to explain how you lose the perception of time while on such a trip, but while driving for so long, one tends to get into a unique repetitive mode.

On the road the landscape changes fast, sometimes faster than you realize, and every place surprises for its unique environments, culture, and differences. The energy and connection you create is never an expected, and your own way of reacting impacts the decisions you make and how you look at the land.

I use photography to document my response to the places I encounter. With a neutral view, the idea of belonging and memory has always been in my work. I search for details that connect to memories and to find new perspectives through places, geography, and time. Using film, I allow myself to slow down, observe, and learn. Sometimes this process feels like meditation, and here, being in the outdoors helped me to connect even more to what inspired this trip in the first place.