Darren Calabrese (b. 1981) is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Atlantic Canada. Darren’s work focuses squarely on human stories that often examines the fundamental relationship between community, tradition, and landscape.
Darren’s work has been recognized by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts, Magenta Foundation, American Photography 34, etc. In 2020, Darren was named Canadian Photojournalist of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada.
Most recently, Darren has been preparing to publish his first book with McClelland & Stewart – Penguin Randomhouse Canada that acts asa an honest look at grief coupled with a profoundly moving meditation on home and what it means to be of a place. Examining the tradition and cultures that run so deeply in the Atlantic provinces, stitched into the fabric of the place that so many call home, Darren creates a visual elegy through his documentary photojournalism that pairs effortlessly with his family’s century-old photos from the region.
Join Darren for a discussion about his most recent work and the process of creating a visual narrative for his upcoming book “Leaving Good Things Behind”.
Darren lives by the ocean in Halifax, NS with his wife Tammy and two daughters Harriet and June.