7 Days of Garbage exhibit is free to the public, and uses one week of the subject's own garbage to shine light on personal consumption through art.
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Starting today, GLAD Canada in tandem with the City of Toronto is honoured to present the newly expanded 7 Days of Garbage photography exhibit at Union Station's Great Hall. Shot by acclaimed photographer Gregg Segal, 7 Days of Garbage is not to be missed by art enthusiasts, environmentalists and proud Torontonians alike, as each provocative photograph on display features an individual, couple or family surrounded by the trash they produce in one week.
The 7 Days of Garbage exhibit, co-hosted by GLAD for its Toronto debut, has been expanded to showcase the waste of prominent Torontonians Kai Lee, son of Canadian chef Susur Lee and restaurateur; Amanda Blakley and family, freelance writer and co-founder of exclusive Toronto tastemaker's club, The Social; Andy Byford, chief executive officer of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC); and James Yurichuk and Natey Adjei, members of the Toronto Argonauts.
"Ever since I was a kid, I've wondered about garbage - where does it go and what happens when we run out of places to put it? With 7 Days of Garbage, I call attention to the crisis of waste and consumption, by personalizing it," said Gregg Segal, who asked friends, family and neighbours pose for a photograph alongside one week's worth of trash. "From there, I've found that some have started to consider the issue more deeply, and I hope this state of awareness will follow the exhibit to Toronto."
"As a company, we take pride in our record of supporting waste diversion practices and are proud to continue this tradition by expanding Segal's 7 Days of Garbage exhibit, and bringing it to Toronto," said Soula Kioussis, GM, GLAD Canada. "Through Segal's exquisite collection of photographs, we hope to bring Canadians together from coast-to-coast to heighten waste awareness."
Gregg Segal's 7 Days of Garbage exhibit will be on display in the Great Hall of Toronto's Union Station from November 3rd to November 21st 2015 inclusive. GLAD remains committed to sustainable living, and encourages those who view the photographs to share their thoughts and insights on social media using the hashtag #7daysofgarbage.
Glad® Canada are involved in a number of sustainability initiatives across the country that promote responsible waste disposal and diversion. Glad® Canada is owned by the Clorox Company of Canada. www.glad.ca
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Image with caption: "Toronto Argonauts Natey Adjei and James Yurichuk pose in the newly expanded 7 Days of Garbage exhibit, brought by Glad and the City of Toronto to Union Station’s Great Hall November 3rd. The exhibition of photographs pairs life with art to spark a national conversation about the sheer volume of waste we produce. (CNW Group/GLAD Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151103_C4251_PHOTO_EN_531811.jpg
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