Katherine Childs is an urban landscape photographer living in Toronto since 2002. She has documented such subjects as schoolyards, public phone booths and public washrooms. She is currently working on several projects. One examines the diverse places of worship found in Toronto’s suburban employment areas while an other explores the semiotic codes used to communicate ethnic, class and social identity found in the front yards of downtown Toronto’s neighborhoods. More recently Childs has been documenting the street shrines that honor Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and St Jude that can be found through out Mexico City. Recent professional work includes photo-surveys of walking conditions in Toronto’s suburban high-rise apartment neighbourhoods and along proposed transit corridors. She has a BA from Reed College in Portland Oregon, a diploma from the undergraduate fine art program at the SMFA school in Boston, and a MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Contact: kath@khchilds 416.801.4610