Jessica Okonski is a Toronto-based photographer, and the artistic lead and mentor for the Weathered campaign.
Before COVID-19, Weathered was a public photography exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square, set to showcase 36 photographs produced by Jessica Okonski. These photographs were going to be a collaboration between the artist and families who had lost loved ones to an overdose.
In spite of COVID-19 restrictions, Jessica Okonski took select photographs for Weathered, produced the PDF 'How-to Photography Guide' for participants, produced the campaign video, and provided mentorship support to participants.
Jessica Okonski is a Toronto-based photographer specializing in lifestyle, portraiture and conceptual imagery. Jessica’s work often revolves around feelings of isolation and associated mental health, where she often omits or hides the subjects face to draw the viewer deeper into the narrative.