Diana Nazareth FOUNDER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Diana Nazareth is a photographer, photography educator, and founder of Project Kids & Cameras. Her photography programs for kids are informed by an extensive study of key progressive methods such a Literacy Through Photography, PhotoVoice and Visual Thinking Strategies and she has facilitated participatory and project-based photography workshops to over a thousand participants in schools, community art centres, libraries and through community-engagement initiatives throughout the Greater Toronto Area. She received her B.A. in Communications/Photojournalism from Temple University, her Teaching Artist Certification from The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and her certification in Therapeutic Photography for Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. @prokidscameras
Kelly Lui GUEST INSTRUCTOR
At any point, you can probably find Kelly with a camera in hand. She resonates with both photography and film as an active medium and accessible space to reclaim archive and documentation. She is a graduate from the Masters of Environmental Studies program at York University with research on placemaking, spaces of intimacy, citizenship and storytelling through food. She's also a the programming coordinator for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival where she gets to preview hundreds of short film submissions from all over the world. Her favourite food is any kind of noodle soup.
Henry VanderSpek GUEST INSTRUCTOR
Henry VanderSpek is a documentary and art photographer based in Toronto. Working with refugees at Toronto’s Matthew House and with WorldVision in Canada and East Africa helped to shape Henry’s commitment to social justice and his love of vibrant cultural expression. In 2013 he went on assignment in Uganda with PhotographersWithout Borders. His "Taxi Drivers of Toronto" photo-documentary series, exhibited in the 2017 Contact Photo Festival, was listed as a "must see" by Toronto's Now weekly newspaper. Henry's images have been recognized with awards by Vistek, Ryerson University, and Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation and published on TheGlobeandMail.com, CNN.com, in Photo Ed and Photo Life magazines, and several Canadian newspapers. He has a certificate in Photography Studies from Ryerson University’s Chang School and lives in East York with his wife Suzi and their three children. culturesnap.ca @culturesnap