about

I've been making pictures intentionally since I was about 12 years old. For about 25 years photography was what I did when not busy going to school, raising a family, and managing careers as scientist, psychologist, and teacher. Recently, I decided to make my pictures a priority. I like to engage with a subject over an extended period of time. I approach my photographic interests in a simple way, directly, and genuinely. Photography is something I do every day like eating and sleeping. Sometimes it sustains me, at other times it wears on my body. It mostly wears on me.

solo shows

"Conditions of work," MayWorks, May 17, 2014. In collaboration with the Immigrant Workers Centre, CEDA, 2515 Rue Delisle, Montréal.

“Cantina,” Italian Week, National Congress of Italian Canadians, at Casa D’italia, August 9-18, 2013. 505 Jean-Talon Street East, Montréal.

“Cantina,” Casa d’Italia, Vendemmia Exposition, October 20-21. 2012. 505, Jean-Talon Street East, Montréal.

"Simulacra," Galerie Nota Bene, June 27 to July 15, 2011. 3416 ave. du parc, Montréal.

group shows

"conditions of worth," selected pictures to appear at the exhibit "Points of View: A National Human Rights Photography Exhibition," Canadian Museum for Human Rights, begining June 23, 2017. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"vulnerability," Future Perfect, YellowFishArt Gallery, March 8-20, 2014. 3623 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal.

“In Between Spaces”, VAV Gallery, November 29 – December 9, 2010. René Levesque W., Montréal.

publications/press

FotoEvidence, FotoWitness Stories, “Conditions of Worth” by Luigi Pastò, September 2017, www.FotoEvidence.com.

A Exhibirse Fotos de Dos Trabajadores Guatemaltecos, Diario Tijuana, May 16, 2017, Tijuana, Mexico.

Luigi Pastò part of Human Rights Photography Exhibition, Milton Reporter, May 16, 2017. Milton, Ontario.

Conditions of Worth: The Experiences of Temporary Foreign Workers. Social Documentary Network (SDN), Spotlight, No. 174, June 2017.

"Trabajadores temporales latinoamericanos en el Museo canadiense de derechos humanos," Radio Canada International, March 23, 2017. (http://www.rcinet.ca/es/2017/05/23/trabajadores-temporales-latinoamericanos-en-el-museo-canadiense-de-derechos-humanos/)

"Retratos de la Migracion," Prensa Libre Newspaper, 19, 2017, Guatemala.

"Ferrea Oposicion a comercializacion de Radio Cedntre-Ville," Pulso Newspaper, April 2017, number 37.

"Tomatazo juridico," Pulso Newspaper, April 2015, number 19.

"A kind of "super-stress": The experiences of a temporary agency worker," la voix des migrant(e)s, November 30, 2014

"Quebec migrant workers organize to push back against racist policies, corrupt employers," The Guardian Newspaper, , Summer/fall, 2014.

"The Quebec Immigrant Workers Centre Experience: Fighting Precarity," Canadian Dimension, volume 48, number 3, 29-32, 2014.

"le loro cantine," Panoram Italia Magazine, volume 8, number 3, 20-22, 2014.

"Body Shop," Silvershotz: The International Journal of Contemporary Photography, volume 7, edition 3, 66 - 77, 2011.

collection

Bessner, Gallay, Kreisman: Accounting, Advisory & Tax Services. Montreal, Canada.