Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
This photo should be reprinted on the front of every newspaper in the country. There should be on 100-foot-high billboards, pamphlets, and t-shirts. It should be burned into our psyche as a galvanizing image in the fight against global warming.
Then, politicians in Ottawa, Queen’s Park, and Toronto, who like to dance around Kyoto and climate change issues, will have this young girl to answer to.
Toronto photographer omiala (Angelo Alaimo) caught this iconic image on Sunday afternoon, while attending the Toronto Rally for Kyoto at Nathan Phillips Square. Clearly, we love it. The photographer himself simply describes it as “a worried look,” but for us, there’s something more profound in this young girl’s expression — a mix of anger and frustration, and at the same time, a defiant tiny glint of hope. The handmade signs are heartbreaking.