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Joseph Amaral

Joseph Amaral

Fine Art Photography

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A commercial photographer based in Toronto and an Azorean by birth, Joseph moved to Toronto with his parents at age six. Two decades later, he launched a photographic career spanning a quarter century, creating images for such companies as The Hockey Hall of Fame, TVOntario, The Sports Network, Bell Canada, Cisco Systems, Air Canada and Seneca College.

In 2012 he returned to the islands to compile a book depicting the Azorean landscape, culture and lifestyle, journeying throughout the archipelago in search of images that would celebrate the spirit of a people.
Best known for his evocative black-and-white imagery.

Joseph Amaral

Joseph Amaral has emerged as one of Canada’s leading portrait photographers. Spanning a quarter century, creating images for such companies as The Hockey Hall of Fame, TVOntario, The Sports Network, Bell Canada, Cisco Systems, Air Canada and Seneca College. His work is widely praised and has won hundreds of awards from an array of organizations. He has garnered the reputation of being one of Canada's iconic portraiture work."


In 2012 he returned to the islands to compile a book depicting the Azorean landscape, culture and lifestyle, journeying throughout the archipelago in search of images that would celebrate the spirit of a people. Best known for his evocative black-and-white imagery.

Artist;s Statement :

I took my first photograph when I was eighteen and it’s been a kind of magic ever since. To me, a photograph is like a secret between the photographer and the viewer, an unguarded moment captured forever. A good photo tells a story… you look at it and think, What’s happening to that person? What’s the next part of their story? It’s like turning over a rock and seeing a whole world underneath.

Exhibitions :

2014 xPose (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)
2013 Over the Hills and Far Away – CONTACT
2013 xPose (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)
2012 Over The Hills And Far Away Academia das Artes dos Açores
2011 xPose (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)
2009 xPose (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)
2007 Arcadia Co-op