You Look Beautiful Like That: Pop-Up Photo Studio with Roya DelSol and Bidemi Oloyede

Left: Roya DelSol, Right: Bidemi Oloyede

Left: Image courtesy of the artist, Right: Image courtesy of the artist

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You Look Beautiful Like That: Pop-Up Photo Studio with Roya DelSol and Bidemi Oloyede

Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20, 11 am – 1 pm
Robert Harding Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Inspired by the exhibition You Look Beautiful Like That: Studio Photography in West and Central Africa (Level 2, Gallery 249), Toronto lens-based artist Roya DelSol will photograph families, friends and loved ones in a pop-up studio setup. Participants will be able to take home their Polaroid keepsakes – so get ready to strike a pose!

This two-day event is presented in collaboration with the Black Daddies Club (BDC) in support of Black and racialized families.

Roya DelSol is a Black photographer, filmmaker and independent curator based in Toronto. Working primarily as a lens-based artist, she aims for her work in all spheres to centre and uplift the experiences of Black, queer and marginalized peoples. She sees technology, magic and ancestral knowledge as not disparate, but interconnected; frameworks to inform each other, utilizing the subversive qualities of magical realism in imagining Black futures

Bidemi Oloyede is originally from Port Harcourt, Nigeria now based in Toronto. He holds a BFA in Photography from OCAD University. Bidemi is an emerging street and portrait photographer who captures the energy and emotion of people in their natural environment and social landscapes in a documentary style using predominantly black and white film. His impulse documentary style is a reflection of the interaction or inner dialogue between the photographer and the subject. Oloyede is interested and invested in the physicality of film, the historical and chemical context and legacy of image making and the laborious process of traditional darkroom techniques. He seeks to explore the ‘Human Condition’, everyday people and the influences behind how people function in their social-political contexts.

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