Over the weekend, the Canon Creator Lab and The Creator Class hosted Studio Nine, an experiential art playground at Free Space. This interactive museum featured installations by nine Canadian female photographers with the goal of inspiring young women to explore the world of visual storytelling. Canon, along with the selected photographers Neva Wireko, Gemma Warren, Rosanna Peng, Zhamak Fullad, Billie Chiasson, Maya Fuhr, Dani Reynolds, Sylvia Jade and Chantelle Silva, created a unique experience where guests were encouraged to rent a camera and roam the museum with the hopes of capturing their own moments. Studio Nine was by far one of the coolest photography experiences I've ever had - what photographer wouldn't love a studio with nine different professionally lit sets? I can't wait to see what the Canon Creator Lab does next.
On Sunday, November 19th I attended the Fujifilm x She Does the City Photography Panel at the Knix Loft on Claremont Street, where She Does the City was celebrating their 10th anniversary. Moderated by blogger Liza Feliza, the panel consisted of five talented and diverse Toronto-based female photographers: Scarlet O'Neil, Kael Rebick, Solana Cain, Danielle Reynolds, and Becca Lemire. With a combined resume spanning photojournalism, travel, event, wedding, and product photography, these successful women offered valuable insight into choosing photography as a career, each providing unique perspectives on their relationship with their chosen craft. As an aspiring photographer, this event left me feeling both inspired and excited to take the next steps in my photography career.