My name is Steven Goetz and I am a freelance reporter and photographer based in Toronto.
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:
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
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.
We spent four days camping in Algonquin Park over Canada Day weekend and I snapped a few vacation shots.
Canada’s great magazine storytellers
The National Magazine Awards Foundation had me take portraits of some of the big winners backstage at the 2016 gala in Toronto.
Want to dispatch a reporter to the Western Hemisphere’s biggest story?
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.
One of my better stories this year
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.