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AN OTTAWA-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER is looking through a darker lens. Tony Fouhse photographs drug addicts at the intersection of Murray Street and King Edward Avenue in the ByWard Market. Over the past few years, Fouhse has helped crack addict Stephanie enter rehab after she approached him for his help. The photographer then went to Nova Scotia and photographed Stephanie in her new life. His new exhibit displays photos of Stephanie and others at La Petite Mort (306 Cumberland St.) until Sept. 29. Focusing on snapshots of drug abuse and addicts in the Market, Fouhse also attempts to comment on how people tend to think of addicts through his photos. According to the photographer, the key to his art is that rather than looking away from the people he encounters, he sees “creativity, friendship and humanity.”

—Leia Atkinson