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Megan is a professional photographer and educator with a background in photography, fine art and digital media. She has over a decade of experience in the creative world and has been pursuing her true calling, photography, just as long. As a photographer, Megan has captured over 80 weddings, has taught photodocumentary workshops worldwide and has traveled the world with her camera. She has been published over twenty times, featured in international exhibits and has used her photos to create campaigns in raising awareness to help with social change. Megan believes that photography is the best way to tell a story (visual storytelling) and to gain the most impact and emotion. The more powerful the photograph, the more emotions will be evoked and the deeper the engagement. She loves to educate people on how to create the most compelling and powerful images possible.
Sally Evans is a photographer, arts educator and Ontario Certified Teacher. While completing her BFA at Ryerson University, she discovered her passion for traditional large format portraiture and arts education. As an educator and image-maker, Sally works with youth and the community to create platforms for exploration through the arts. Since completing her BEd at the University of Toronto, she has worked with various public and private schools, non-profit organizations and foundations, and continues to practice her own photographic work.
Marina Black is a photo-based artist, whose interests integrate photography, theatre, installation, and writing. She grew up in Moscow, Russia, where she originally studied History and Painting. Black completed her Masters degree in Visual Arts at York University, and received the W. Lawrence Heisey Graduate Award for outstanding achievement in scholarly and creative work. Black maintains an active art practice both independently and collaboratively. Her work has been shown in Canada, the United States, Spain, France, Australia, Ukraine, and Russia, among others, and has been published and reviewed in numerous Fine Art publications. It is included in the public collection of Heritage Municipal Museum of Malaga, Spain; in Alliance Francaise in Toronto; in IZOLYATSIA, a non-governmental arts foundation, and Ukraine. Outside of her personal practice, Black has taught visual art in several Canadian institutions including York University, OCADU and the University of Guelph-Humber. She currently resides in Toronto.