About Slack Photography
KJ Slack was born in rural Ontario in 1969 and worked on his family farm but not very well. Kevin initially pursued English literature at the University of Western Ontario but then found Visual Arts where he studied to be a painter.
After finishing his Bachelor of Education, Kevin taught English in Korea and then in Ecuador. Back in Toronto, Kevin painted murals and taught English and Visual Arts in high school, and also worked in some cubicles. He continues to work in web production.
Kevin started working as a photographer mostly as an accident. A vacation in Cuba in 2000 turned into a photography project that has lasted over 15 years. About Cuba, Kevin says, “Cuba is a song in my head. My photography is a means to transmit the tempo, the rhythm, the chorus of that song. If my work transmits the smallest part of the charm, the sensuality and serenity and, yes, seduction that I feel when I am creating it, then I can be satisfied.”
Kevin has had solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Canada and is part of private collections in the USA and the UK. Kevin is featured in two anthologies by Bruno Gmunder: Kissed: Sensuality in Gay Art and Beautiful Vision, the Book.
Kevin is most happy when he is working in Cuba, he doesn’t know how to salsa, and he rather seriously dislikes being photographed.
Exhibitions and Juried Competitions
- Snap! Toronto, 2006, 2007, and 2009
- Between Life and Hope, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, November 2007
- Far From Home Group Exhibition, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Georgia, August 2007
- Two Days in Havana Solo Exhibition, Statler’s Toronto, June 2006
- Kissed: Sensuality in Gay Art
- Beautiful Vision, the Book
- pinkplaymags, Toronto, October 2008 – October 2010
- fab magazine, Toronto, November 2006 – February 2008