EDUCATION

MSc in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict & Development. SOAS (University of London), UK

B. Ed. York University, Canada

B. AH. Queen's University, Canada


BOOKS

"Finding American: Stories of Immigration from the 50 States" Figure 1 Publishing, 2022 (upcoming)

"They Desire A Better Country" Figure 1 Publishing, 2017

"Cosmopolis Toronto: The World in One City" First Edition, Limited 500 Copies, 2015


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE │DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

Creator/ Photographer, Victoria Park: The Series (Current)

- Portrait/collage series of stories - new and old - connected to Kitchener’s Victoria Park

- Recipient of a 2021 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund grant

- Featured by CBC News


Creator/Photographer, Finding American: Stories of Immigration, USA (2017-Current)

- Documented stories of immigration to all 50 States of the USA via audio interviews and photo essays

- Creating an educational interactive website & hardcover book to be published Fall of 2022 with Figure 1 Publishing

- Keynote Speaker at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto


Photographer, North of Long Tail project for Environmental Defence  (2020)

- Commissioned by Environmental Defence Canada to document 20 stories of people with a deep connection to Lake Erie

- Featured by CBC Radio, The Waterloo Region Record, Stratford Beacon Herald, and Chatham Daily News

- Exhibited at Artscape Wychwood Barns for CONTACT Festival 2021  


Creator/Photographer, INTERLOVE project, Canada (2014-2016)

- 50 interfaith love stories told across Ontario

- Featured in the Toronto Star and on Global National News

- Exhibited at locations such as the Mackenzie House Museum and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre for CONTACT festival


Creator/Photographer, Cosmopolis Toronto, Canada (2013-2015)

- Features portraits of people from every country of the world who now call Toronto home

- Exhibited at every library location in Toronto in conjunction with MYSEUM Toronto and the Toronto Public Library

- Featured on CBC’s "The National", front page of the Toronto Star, National Geographic, The Globe & Mail, The Wall Street Journal and a National Film Board Documentary

- Presented at TEDxToronto and at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Azerbaijan

- Published limited-edition book "Cosmopolis Toronto: A World in One City" (2015)


Freelance Documentary Photographer

- Selected by Governor General David Johnston to create the original portraiture for "They Desire a Better Country" (2017) – a book celebrating 50 years of the Order of Canada and Canada’s 150th Anniversary

- Featured in international publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, The New Internationalist, 6Mois, Corriere Della, National Geographic, Huffington Post, F-Stop Magazine, UC Observer, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Peeps Magazine, CNN, Chatelaine, and Canadian Geographic

-Judge for Nord Anglia Education Global Campus Writers Award Photography Competition 2021-22 & Young Reporters for the Environment National Competition 2015

- Commissioned by SOAS (University of London) in London, UK and the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

- Keynote speaker at Ryerson Image Centre, Guelph University, and the University of Toronto

- Recipient of Region of Waterloo Arts Fund grant (2021) and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation Microgrant (2021 & 2022)

- Awards from the Associated Church Press (2016), Toronto Urban Photography Awards (2015), Human Rights Watch Photography Competition (2013) and SOAS Photography competition (2013)


SELECT EXHIBITIONS│

“The Picnic” for the City of Waterloo @ Waterloo Park | Waterloo, ON | Dec. 2021 -Apr. 2022

“Growing Locally” for City of Waterloo @ Sunnydale Community Gardens | Waterloo, ON | July 2021

“North of Long Tail” for CONTACT Photography Festival @ Artscape Wychwood Barns | Toronto, ON | May 2021

“INTERLOVE” @ Rotunda Gallery, City Hall | Kitchener, ON | Feb. 2019

“Cosmopolis Toronto: The World in One City - A City-Wide Exhibit” Presented by MYSEUM & the Toronto Public Library | Toronto, ON | Nov.  2016 - Jan. 2017

“Agape Me: A Contemporary Lens on Love & Marriage” @ Aurora Cultural Centre | Aug.  - Nov. 2016

“The INTERLOVE Project” for CONTACT Photography Festival @ Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre | Toronto, ON | Apr. - May 2016

“INTERLOVE”  @ Mackenzie House | Toronto, ON | May - Aug 2015 

“Solid/Void. speculations on urban green space”  for CONTACT Photography Festival @ Stacklab Design Studio | Toronto, ON | May 2015

“Cosmopolis Toronto: Photographing the world, one Torontonian at a time”  Exhibition for CONTACT Photography Festival @ Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park | Toronto, ON | May  - June 2015

“The Wild w/ Anna Sabrina Sopian”  @ The Black Cat Gallery | Toronto, ON | Mar. 2015 

“Cosmopolis Toronto”  @ Vistek | All Locations, ON | Sept. 2014

“Toronto Urban Photography Festival”  @ 918 Bathurst | Toronto, Canada | June  - July 2014

“Cosmopolis Toronto”  @ THEMUSEUM | Kitchener, ON | July - Sept. 2014

“Torontonian”  @ Moniker Gallery | Toronto, ON | June 2014

“Cosmopolis Toronto”  @ Toronto Centre for the Arts | Toronto, ON |  Jan. – Feb. 2014

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Photography Contest Winners Show @ Ritzy Picturehouse | London, UK | Mar. 2013


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