From 2010 to 2012 I was the official portrait photographer for TEDxToronto and was able to shoot some very dynamic people. These portraits represent the people of colour that I was able to shoot during the 3 years that I was shooting it.
Trey Anthony - Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand‐up comedian Trey Anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical production ‘da Kink in my Hair
Brandon Hay - founded Black Daddies Club (BDC) in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as issues facing the Black community as a whole.
Sol Guy - Renowned music producer Sol Guy inspires and empowers young people to improve the world around them.
Known for his work with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Outkast and P. Diddy, Guy’s career took an unexpected turn with a visit to Sierra Leone. Unable to ignore the plight of a people ravaged by war, Guy set out to use the entertainment business as a vehicle for social change.
Boona Mohammed - is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
Mustafa Ahmed - is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in the city of Toronto. Writing from the mere age of 10, Mustafa has utilized this tool of words to help express the different things he witnesses within society. It was after a feature in 2009 in the Toronto Star that he exploded onto the arts scene to continue to share his words.
Isha Datar - Isha Datar is the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system”, Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat. Isha’s work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta, and has been featured in several articles in Canada and abroad. Her advocacy for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security has led to multiple speaking engagements on in vitro meat and agrobiotechnology patent reform.