My name is Steven Goetz and I am a freelance reporter and photographer based in Toronto.
My resume and some writing samples can be found here.
Lots of my work is still caught in a netherworld between this site and its many former permutations, but will all be added and available soon.
In the meantime, here are a few things to check out right now:
Welcome to Trumptown
I was in the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention for Metro Canada in July.
Before the convention got underway, the murders of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge and the alarming rhetoric of the nomination campaign put the city on edge with fears protestors attracted to the Donald Trump show’s big stage would clash in the streets.
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 in his candidacy echoes of fascism’s rise in 1930s Germany reveals a battle for the country’s very soul.
Ontario Place’s shuttered west island opened its gates for the In/Future art festival in September.
Turns out the shabby futurist showcase the Ontario government first opened in 1971 is a great place to ask questions about our ideas of the future.
More photos coming soon.
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 travels in 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.