Hollywood, Florida, Dec. 23, 2015. (Steven Goetz/STEVEN GOETZ STORYTELLING)

2015-12-23 — Hollywood, Florida.

Hi there.

My name is Steven Goetz and I am a freelance reporter and photographer based in Toronto.

You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or scroll to the bottom to find my email and PGP info.

Potential employers can find my resume and writing samples here.

Lots of my work is still caught in a netherworld between this site and its many former permutations, but it will all slowly be added and available soon.

In the meantime, here are a few things to look at right now:

In/future

In/Future art festival at Ontario Place, Toronto, Sept. 18, 2016. (Steven Goetz/STEVEN GOETZ STORYTELLING)

1016-09-18 — In/future art festival at Ontario Place, Toronto,

Ontario Place’s shuttered west island opened its gates for the In/Future art festival this month.

Turns out the shabby futurist showcase the Ontario government first opened in 1971 is a great place to ask questions about past ideas of our future.

Welcome to Trumptown

Political buttons for sale in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, July 21, 2016. (Steven Goetz/For Metro)

Political buttons for sale in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, July 21, 2016. (Steven Goetz/For Metro)

I was in the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention for Metro Canada in July.

The fears before the convention got underway were that protestors for and against Donald Trump’s candidacy would clash in the streets or the Dallas and Baton Rouge murders of police officers would inspire similar lone wolves attracted to the Trump Show’s big stage.

That didn’t happen and the number of protestors in the street never reached more than a few hundred. But from up close, the conviction of those who see Trump as an antidote to American malaise and those who see echoes of fascism in Germany circa 1932 in his rise, a battle for the country’s very soul reveals itself.

Algonquin

boys discover high falls 2016-07-03 High Falls, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.

boys discover high falls — 2016-07-03 — High Falls, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.

We spent four days camping in Algonquin Park over Canada Day weekend and I snapped a few vacation shots.

Canada’s great magazine storytellers

2016-06-10-National-Magazine-Awards-1303-Edit-Edit-Edit

marta iwanek

2016-06-10-National-Magazine-Awards-1353-Edit-Edit-Edit

richard kelly kemick

2016-06-10-National-Magazine-Awards-1454-Edit-Edit-Edit

desmond cole

The National Magazine Awards Foundation had me take portraits of some of the big winners backstage at the 2016 gala in Toronto.

Portrait Series: National Magazine Awards Storytellers | PUBLISHED: NMA Foundation, July 13, 2016

Want to dispatch a reporter to the Western Hemisphere’s biggest story?

2012-10-08 Apartment blocks meet barrios in Caracas, Venezuela.

2012-10-08 — Apartment blocks meet barrios in Caracas, Venezuela.

Not a day goes by I don’t think of the things I’ve seen and heard on my visits to Venezuela, a country now falling apart under the weight of inflation and scarcity.

If you’re an editor, let’s talk about how we can tell this story in unique and provocative ways.

2008-12-07 President Hugo Chavez Frias addresses supporters gathered in downtown Caracas, Venezuela.

2012-10-07 Pepitos vendors work late into the night in Caracas as Venezuelans wait for results of the presidential election.

23 de enero barrio/neighbourhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 2, 2006. (Steven Goetz/STEVEN GOETZ STORYTELLING)

2008-12-07 — President Hugo Chavez Frias addresses supporters gathered in downtown Caracas, Venezuela.

2006-12-03 On election day in Caracas, Venezuela, a man wears a mask of former president Hugo Chavez

2007-03-10-VENEZUELA-Caracas-23-de-enero-002

2012-09-29 Miss Pole Dance Venezuela 2012 competition, Caracas, Venezuela. You can see the lights of the city's massive barrios or slums flowing in the background.

Venezuelans show their ink-stained pinkie fingers after voting in presidential elections in the Las Minas barrio / neighbourhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 3, 2006. (Steven Goetz)

2012-10-08-Venezuela-Caracas-0623

IMG_5575

One of my better stories this year

METRO-2016-05-17-TORONTO-1501-Woodbine-0042

This 1960s-era high-rise was once known as the “Gem of East York” but since 2014 has the second-most violations handed down by city inspectors.