True North Photo Journal was founded in February 2017 to provide a platform for Canadian documentary photographers who want to shed light on pressing issues at home and abroad. The 10 photographers selected for this exhibition and accompanying book are living proof that there is value in slowing down and looking at the world from a different perspective. “They are more than photographers, they are teachers, documentarians, artists, journalists and translators. Their thoughtful images make sense of the senseless, speak for the unspoken, discover the lost and teach us all something about humanity, both stranger and neighbour,” writes Moe Doiron in the forward to True North Photo Journal Vol. I. The diverse subjects and aesthetic approaches found within these walls speak to a uniquely Canadian outlook of the world. One that is simultaneously introspective and inquisitive; compassionate and critical. It’s an outlook that seeks to uncover injustice by speaking to our common humanity.