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.

Many thanks to all who came out to the Danforth East Arts Fair this past weekend (September 16 & 17 2023)! I had such a fun time meeting so many people. The response to my art was very encouraging also! Thanks to the Danforth East Community Association and all the volunteers who made it happen!

This October I will have a new exhibit in the Don Mills Library (888 Lawrence Avenue East). GO WIDE: Wide Angle Views of Toronto will be on exhibit from Oct 3-30. Follow me on Instagram or message me to join my email list to get the latest details!

By some wonderful serendipitous alignment I will be speaking at the Don Mills Camera Club on Thursday October 12th! My talk is titled "A Pilgrimage of the Street: Finding Meaning and Making Art on the Streets of Toronto". Click here to connect with the Don Mills Camera Club.

I am preparing to participate in a number of Christmas/Holiday Arts Markets. Stay tuned for additional details!

Many thanks to all who attended the 2023 SNAP Live Auction of photo art in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). It was the first SNAP live auction in three years, and very exciting as a result. I was thrilled to see my image "Beauty" sell for $2600, all in support of the great work of ACT! My thanks also to the SNAP curatorial committe for the opportunity to participate.

Thanks to all who attended my exhibit, Redacted City in the 2023 DesignTO Festival. The exhibit examined words disappearing from the streets of Toronto, and featured images taken over the past ten years.

To see more of my past documentary exhibits:

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 year in review blog posts, 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 have questions or want suggestions - contact me and I'll be happy to help you choose!
Best wishes!
Henry VanderSpek