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Toronto Photo Essay: Law & Disorder


Photographs and writing by guest contributor Michael Talbot.

These photos, all of which were taken on the streets of Toronto, attempt to visualize the complex relationship between law and disorder, and the consequences when these two polarities meet. Some of the photos lack authoritarian figures, like police officers or security guards, but I feel they all possess a feeling of uneasiness that is often present on the streets of big cities like Toronto.

Whether it's two drinking buddies downing a bottle of Jack Daniels while eying me menacingly; a dazed, bleeding woman gazing into my lens; or a young, fresh-faced teen being slammed into the back of cruiser, the photos are filled with the tension that exists between law and disorder.

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Toronto Photo Essays are visual, themed collections of photographs submitted by readers of blogTO and members of the blogTO Flickr Pool. We appreciate the interactive, collaborative nature of this column, and encourage readers to submit photo essays for future consideration.


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