Welcome to Culture Snap Photography,
Culture Snap offers vibrant images from the roads of Toronto to rural Tanzania as taken by me - Toronto documentary photographer Henry VanderSpek.

Thanks to all who came out to the Danforth East Arts Fair! I loved meeting and talking with you. It was my 10th anniversary of participating, and it was so good to be back out there again. I even won a Fine Arts Award from the Fair organizers, which was a wonderful surprise!

I have a few other markets coming up this fall:

Oct 15 - Beech Community Market - Beech Nursery, 4 Carlaw Avenue - 9 AM - 4 PM

Nov 13 - West Rouge Holiday Market - West Rouge Community Centre - 10 AM - 4 PM

Dec 10 - Leslieville Flea Holiday Market - Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre - 10 AM - 5 PM

I hope to add more dates soon.

I am also excited about giving a talk on Thursday Sept 29 at 7:00 PM at the Barrie Photo Club (held at the Southshore Community Centre in Barrie). My talk is titled "A Pilgrimage of the Street: Finding Meaning and Creating Art on the Streets of Toronto". Admission is free for Barrie Photo Club members or $10 for non-members.

Thanks to all who attended my recent Contact Photo Festival exhibit On Notice. I am very thankful for the opening event, which included a screening of documentary short Excluded by Design and a great conversation about the role of public notices in shaping a healthy democracy. Click here for more details.

Many thanks also to all who attended my Old World Shoes exhibit - a documentary project celebrating older and independent shoe and shoe repair stores of Toronto - in the 2021 Contact Photo Festival and the 2022 DesignTO Festival. Thanks also to the Bata Shoe Museum, CBC Radio's Metro Morning  and CBC Toronto 6:00 PM News for covering my show! I am happy to share that Old World Shoes was selected as "Best in Exhibition" by the 2022 DesignTO Festival. Click here for more details and coverage of Old World Shoes!

I recently launched my new shopping site - ShopCultureSnap.ca! There you can find all of my pillows, bags and accessories for sale via an easy check-out process. All items are made in Canada and shipped directly to your home. Find gift ideas and support Canadian art at the same time!

If you are looking for someone to show the best of your special event, reveal your organizational mission in images and words, or document your non-profit work in Canada or overseas, look no further. I have over ten years experience capturing digital images, and many more shooting with film. You are welcome to read my bio, my blog post sharing my highlights of 2019, words from past clients, and/or view a selection of my published images. After doing so, send me an email and I'd be happy to discuss possibilities.

If you are looking for unique photo art - for your home, office or as a meaningful gift, please visit my art images. If you want suggestions, just contact me and I'd be happy to help you choose. I invite you to also visit my new site for photo art products - ShopCultureSnap.ca.
Best wishes to you!
Henry VanderSpek