I just noticed (thanks Alexi) that one of Ottawa’s grittiest photographers recently got some good press in the New York Times.
Tony Fouhse took on some personal work – it’s a long story revealed in the links below – shooting large portraits of people at a street corner in central Ottawa. That specific street corner sees many crack addicts pass by. Over time Tony ended up with some very real portraits of an often shunned group of people. The portraits were shot with permission and collaboration.
I have seen some of his work at La Petite Mort. I think Tony gave his subjects respect and time – something they are often denied. Nice work Tony!
See the NY Times piece.
See Tony at La Petite MortGallery.
See Tony’s web site.