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Lockdown 2.0: A Fundraiser in Support of Toronto's Hospitality Industry

I am a restaurateur and a documentarian. I always knew my culinary and storytelling worlds would merge. Now seemed like the right time. My photo-essay series Lockdown 2.0, tells the behind-the-scenes story of restaurant chefs, owners, and staff, as they try to safely navigate their businesses – their livelihoods – through the operational restrictions that they face.

Hundreds of restaurants across the city are reinventing themselves daily. Masked chefs, now sporting an anonymous presence in the kitchen, work alongside family members and what little support staff they can afford. Dining rooms are shuttered, chairs stacked, tasting menus are being delivered in plastic containers. Creativity on the plate is diminished by the logistics of an online ordering system. Yet, inspiring culinary experiences are still being delivered.

This is an unprecedented time in the hospitality industry and, as such, it’s an important period to document. In the near future we will look back at this lockdown as a time of change; for some it will be time of loss, for others, a time of triumph.

Jody Shapiro, January 2021

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The photographs are on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery, and available as fundraising prints through FFOTO - in both a framed Collectors' Edition limited to 25 gelatin silver prints; and an accessibly priced Unlimited Edition produced as ink jet prints, with all proceeds donated to non-profit ventures Save Hospitality and The Full Plate, organizations with a focus on supporting the hospitality industry.

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Read our interview with Jody Shapiro in our Blog!

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