Photography Experience 

My freelance/ commissioned work has been published in various media outlets such as: The Wall Street Journal, Salon Magazine, 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, & Canadian Geographic 

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 

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

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

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

"Growing Locally" Commissioned by Create Waterloo @ Sunnydale Community Gardens | Waterloo, ON | July 2021

"North of Long Tail" In collaboration with Environmental Defence Canada @ Artscape Wychwood Barns | Toronto, ON | June – July  2021

"The INTERLOVE Project" @ City Hall Rotunda Gallery | 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

"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

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

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

"Torontonian" @ Moniker Gallery | Toronto, ON | June 12 - 25, 2014

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

Group Exhibitions

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

"The Wild w/ Anna Sabrina Sopian" @ The Black Cat Gallery | Toronto, ON | March 5 - 11, 2015 

"Toronto Urban Photograph Festival" @ 918 Bathurst | Toronto, Canada | June  - July, 2014

Accolades

2021 - Recipient of Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Grant for "Victoria Park"

2020 - Recipient of Waterloo Region Microgrant  for "Growing Locally"

2016 - Winner of Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press

2016 - Selected by the Governor General of Canada David Johnston to do the portraits for a book celebrating 50 years of the Order of Canada & Canada's 150th birthday

2016 - Panellist at United Nations Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan

2015 - Speaker at the third largest TEDx in the world (TEDxToronto), Canada

2014 - Winner of the Toronto Urban Photography Awards, Canada 

2014 - Finalist in the Accademia Apulia UK Freedom to Love Photography Award, UK 

2013 - Winner of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Photography Contest in London, UK

2013 - Winner of the SOAS Photography Competition (2 categories), UK

2013 - Erik Kim Honorable Mention & Runner up in Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition, United States

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