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 and Twitter or scroll to the bottom to find my email and PGP info.

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

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

2016-07-21 — Political buttons for sale in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. (Steven Goetz/For Metro)

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.

In/future

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

2016-09-18 — In/future art festival at Ontario Place, Toronto,

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

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

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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 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.

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

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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)

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One of my better stories this year

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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.