Transgender photographer exhibits powerful storytelling photography project at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival during national tour

TORONTO, April 19, 2022 – The Don’t You Want Me social impact project, which couples compelling images and storytelling by 2SLGBTQ+ people about the transformative impact their rescue dogs have on them, is having an opening of their ‘Rescued by Love’ national exhibit for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

The ‘Rescued by Love’ opening will be held on 29 April from 6-8pm at Pet Valu, 851 Queen St East, Toronto. Jack Jackson, the project co-founder will be on site to chat to the public. For those unable to attend the opening, the exhibit will run until 31 May.

Jackson: “Why a Rescued by Love tour? This project shows what happens when love is taken away by discrimination, isolation or ignorance and how people flourish when it’s given back. Queer and trans people simply need the same as everyone else - love, purpose and family and of course it’s the same with rescue dogs too.”

The cross-Canada tour is headed to Winnipeg on 22 April, Halifax in May and Calgary in June. At each stop on tour, Jackson is interviewing, photographing and filming new participants for the project. Individuals who identify as being part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, have rescued a dog and have experienced firsthand how their dog changed their life are encouraged to apply to participate. The project is also currently accepting applicants from Toronto and the surrounding area.

MEDIA CONTACT:

For more information, images or to schedule an interview please contact:

Jack Jackson, Jack@dontyouwantme.com 416-871-3425

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