GLAD Canada and the City of Toronto are hosting the 7 Days of Garbage photography exhibit at Union Station’s Great Hall, all in an effort to illustrate personal consumption, as each subject poses with a week’s worth of his or her own waste.
Shot by acclaimed photographer Gregg Segal, 7 Days of Garbage 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 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.”
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.