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.

My new exhibit, Redacted City is on now as part of the 2023 DesignTO Festival. The exhibit, which examines words disappearing from the streets of Toronto, is on display at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto, until January 31, 2023. There is an opening reception on Thursday January 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and I'd love to see you there. Click here for details!

Thanks to all who attended my 2022 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!

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