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Today marks my first day as an official freelance photographer in the big smoke. I finished my summer-long contract at the Toronto Star last Friday, September 11th. Never forget. It was a truly rewarding and humbling experience, grinding with some of the best news photographers this country has to offer. Thanks to a most welcoming and talented staff for letting me grow with you.

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I recently completed a 2-day documentary workshop with legendary documentary photographer Donald Weber.

He gives you a week to complete an assignment series and helps to sequence and edit it at the end of that week. It was a truly enriching experience and fascinating to watch him think. My topic was “what emerges from the woodwork when darkness falls.” It was a challenging experience but I think I walked away with a new lease on storytelling. Here is a taste of what I did last week…I plan to continue this project in the months to come, but with a tweaked focus.

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TORONTO, ON. September 10, 2009 – Premier McGuinty and Premier Charest  discuss climate change during the second joint Cabinet meeting between Ontario and Quebec at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Annex. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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TORONTO, ON. August 27, 2009 –  Filmmaker Pat Mills, a 2002 Ryerson film graduate, steers himself to the film festival in the cherry red Buick used in his second short feature,  5 Dysfunctional People In A Car, which appears as part of the Short Cuts program at TIFF this fall. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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TORONTO, ON. August 25, 2009 – Chilean-Canadian Marilo Nunez is the artistic director of Alameda Theatre, a young, dynamic multilingual and multicultural theatre company in Toronto poised to give a new voice to Latin Canadians. Their play Refugee Hotel is on the mainstage at Theatre Passe Muraille this fall. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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