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Michael Swan is a staff writer at The Catholic Register. His photo essay Cityscape of Desire: Toronto at Prayer opened at the Newman Center in Toronto on May 2. It’s scheduled to run until June 3. I spoke with him about his work, and some of the specific photographs in the exhibition.

Gerry McCarthy: I was struck by two photographs from your photo essay The first was Elizabeth McCurnin walking and praying in a park. The other is Eneyath Hosein. There is a serenity about both of them. Is that something you found too?

Michael Swan: I saw various attitudes from people.

Throughout her five year battle with leukemia,
Elizabeth McKernan has prayed the rosary, which she remembers praying
as a child on long drives north to the cottage. She’s been cancer free
for the last year, but still prays the rosary on walks in the park by
Ashbridge’s Bay with her dog Bally.


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