330 Bay Street
Untitled, by portrait photographer Jorian Charlton spans the 70’ tall construction hoarding on the facade of 330 Bay Street in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The 3000ft² installation is the first of Project Reframed, in partnership with ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 and Dream Unlimited. Untitled will be exhibited through Spring 2022.
Untitled by Jorian Charlton

Untitled, by Jorian Charlton addresses themes of identity and representation while maintaining elements of spontaneity and play. The piece exemplifies Jorian’s ability to bring viewers up close and personal with her subjects by placing an emphasis on the collaborative nature of her photography process. Featuring models Angaer, Whak and Mo, Untitled was arranged via social media and produced in Jorian’s living room at the height of COVID-19 alongside photo assistant Joshua Rille, stylist Georgia Groom, makeup artist Mila Victoria, and hairstylists Chanel Croker and D’Andra Morris. Jorian’s work is part of a larger conversation of Toronto-based artists reframing fixed notions of identity.

Jorian Charlton

Jorian Charlton is a portrait photographer based in Toronto. Her work focuses on Jamaican-Canadian culture through her personal experiences, highlighting beauty and style when it comes to contemporary modes of black representation. She pursues reflections of identity and diasporic relationships to homeland, while her poetic approach to these themes characterizes her method of visual storytelling. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Photography program at Sheridan College.

Artist Jorian Charlton with Toronto Mayor John Tory, Dream Unlimited President Michael J. Cooper and Head of Sales & Marketing Krystal Koo, and Models Whak and Mo
Jorian with the What We Like team
330 Bay St. Construction Hoarding