My name is Ally Gonzalo. I’m a Winnipeg-based photographer who specializes in portraits, events, and editorial photography! I strive to do empowering photography for folks of all shapes and colors and I believe that everyone is beautiful.
Throughout my entire life, I have been plagued by the colonially-engrained idea that only slim, white bodies and features are attractive. Moving to Winnipeg a little over two years ago and immersing myself in the intersectional communities that I belong to have taught me to embrace my shape, the color of my skin, and my homosexuality.
Photography allows me to connect with my subjects on a genuine level that never fail to create collaborative and heartfelt works of art.
BY ALLY GONZALO
@ VOL 36
ON NOV 22, 2018
With his work, photographer Ally Gonzalo strives to bring home the idea that men of all shapes, sizes, and colours can be attractive. In photographing his subjects, he endeavours to convey a body-positive message and capture the beauty of those who don't fit within the non-conventional standard. For his talk at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, Ally shared how he got his start in photography, how his identity and self-esteem shaped his perspective, and how he decided to take on the challenge of redefining masculinity in his work as a queer person of colour.
Ally's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 36, on November 22 2018, at the Park Theatre.
For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.