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The 'Streets Canada' Series by Bartosz Matenko is Unassuming

 - Apr 8, 2012
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Polish photographer Bartosz Matenko captures a visceral, yet fleeting quality in his series, 'Streets Canada.' The photographs document everyday life on the streets of Toronto. An impressive aspect of the series is found in how Matenko is able to portray such diverse walks of life in such a candid, human way.

In one photograph, a businessman is seen giving change to a homeless man. In others, throngs of people walk hurriedly down the streets of Canada's biggest and busiest city. Many seem to be oblivious to the fact that they are being photographed, while others look coyly at the camera.

The photographer limits himself to mostly the downtown core. This is not a bad decision, as it provides a quick snapshot of a wide cross-section of the Canadian public.