Peterborough Storefront Photography Project

Thanks to everyone who participated in this exhibition. It was a great success and there has been lots of encouragement to create another show with the same idea.

Here is a gallery that shows the photos and some information about the photographers.


From September 2012:

image of Victory Art Supply store owner Scott Delaney
photo by Mike Taylor

Venue: 420 George Street, North

Viewing Hours: September 6 – 13, noon to 7pm
Opening: Monday, September 9, 7 to 10pm, with music by Dave Tough

The Peterborough Storefront Photography Project is an exhibition that celebrates both the photographic talent and the many entrepreneurs of Peterborough.

The inspiration for this exhibition came from old fashioned photos that show proud business owners in front of their storefront. However, the nature of business has changed since those photos were commonplace. This exhibition aims to recreate the feeling of those photos while integrating the new ways, places and spaces in which today’s entrepreneurs ply their trade.

The project pairs 16 photographers and 23 businesses to create images of business owners – in front of their stores, in their stores, in their yards, salons, and doorways – in the locations where they do their work.

image of poster for storefront projectPhotographer Participants:
Ernie Basciano, Robert Boudreau, Brad Brackenridge, Meredith Carter, Phillip Chee, Elizabeth Fennell, Wendy Gibson, Robert Hailman, Michael Hurcomb, John Marris, Leslie McGrath, Jess Melnik, Indi Miskolczi, Paul Oldham, Mike Taylor, Esther Vincent

Businesses Participants:
Brio Gusto, McCloskey International, Night Kitchen, Alypsis Inc. / Singing Horse Gallery, Paul Oldham (Stained Glass), Three Second Hand Bookstores, The Spill, Tonic Hair Salon, Rock and Rope Climbing Centre, Elderberry Herbals, The Pasta Shop, Sarges Army Surplus, Gallery in the Attic, Simple, Sam’s Place, Minh’s Chinese Grocery, Green Street E Bikes, Allan Dunn Vacuums, Bloodline Parlour, Bluestreak Records, Catalina Salon, Moondance Music


    1. Thanks so much for reminding me about this. That was a great photo! Maybe I should make plans to do another version of this. Times have changed so much since then.

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