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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 РPremier 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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