Week 15, 2014. it’s the last week and so ready for a break! it has been an incredible year.. I’ve learned a lot and I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. One important thing I feel i got out of this year and specifically from this semester.. I am more sure of the things I want to do.. and I know what are the things I shouldn’t do. I’ve become more patient and more analytical and even more critical of the the work I do. so it’s a good thing ;)
The last project I did which will become another long term project is #Girls Pageants. Its still in progress and not sure where it’s heading, but this is the start, investigating issues of #gender #identity.

Week 15, 2014. it’s the last week and so ready for a break! it has been an incredible year.. I’ve learned a lot and I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. One important thing I feel i got out of this year and specifically from this semester.. I am more sure of the things I want to do.. and I know what are the things I shouldn’t do. I’ve become more patient and more analytical and even more critical of the the work I do. so it’s a good thing ;)

The last project I did which will become another long term project is #Girls Pageants. Its still in progress and not sure where it’s heading, but this is the start, investigating issues of #gender #identity.

Shelagh’s Theme

Week 14, 2014: almost the end of semester 2! I’m adopting #Loyalist philosophy.. Shoot Shoot Thinks ;) keeping the #Think #Shoot Shoot part till later! working on my picture story with #Jaqui Manning-Albert, originally from #Cobourg, Jacqui is a #music #writer, a #pianist, an #opera singer, a #screenplay writer, a #novelist and a #mother. 

Week 12, 2014: Given our mystery assignment ;) to profile a person 55 years of age and older. So I decided to do mine on Deborah Paul in #Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and focus my story on #racism towards #native students in #non-reserve schools. Deborah is a native from the #Wolf Clan in North West #Deseronto, she grew up in #Picton and went to a #non-reserve school until the age of 15 to help her parents in the field to pick berries and strawberries. Paul believes that the #federal #government is not doing enough to close the gap between #aboriginal and #non-aboriginal students in non-reserve schools and unless the #District School Board of #Ontario implements fundamental changes to the #curriculum, racism and #discrimination will never stop. 

Week 12, 2014: Given our mystery assignment ;) to profile a person 55 years of age and older. So I decided to do mine on Deborah Paul in #Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and focus my story on #racism towards #native students in #non-reserve schools. Deborah is a native from the #Wolf Clan in North West #Deseronto, she grew up in #Picton and went to a #non-reserve school until the age of 15 to help her parents in the field to pick berries and strawberries. Paul believes that the #federal #government is not doing enough to close the gap between #aboriginal and #non-aboriginal students in non-reserve schools and unless the #District School Board of #Ontario implements fundamental changes to the #curriculum, racism and #discrimination will never stop. 

Deseronto

Week 11, 2014: on my way to a meeting in #Tyendinaga I decided to go for a short drive to explore #Deseronto and I came across this #abandoned #property. 

Week 11, 2014: Shooting with #Tony Roost from #One Fire Movement documenting their story and the recording of their #song #One Day. Tony Roost started One Fire in 2009. an #arts based #organization that helps promote positivity and awareness via #Photography, Video, Music, #Clothing and #Events in support of #Charity organizations.

Go Micheal

Week 10, 2014: It’s mid semester and things are just crazy trying to work on assignments. I’ve gone from plan A to plan B then finaly… Plan C is working out ;) I’m shooting my long term project as well as multimedia and picture story..  In the meantime, my nephew was competing in #gymnastics in #Waterloo.. so off I went and snapped few pics.

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Week 9, 2014. #International Women’s Day. Took loads of #pictures and #video,hopefully will be practicing editing in the summer ;)

Week 9, 2014. #International Women’s Day. Took loads of #pictures and #video,hopefully will be practicing editing in the summer ;)

Year 1 - Loyalist Online Portfolio

week 8, 2014. #Loyalist #portfolio for the first year is up and it feels great ;) so hard to choose only 10 images! so I decided to go with some past and new work. check it out here:

http://www.loyalistcollegephotojournalism.ca/annie-sakkab-portfolio-2014/

Week 8, 2014. Back from mid semester break. it wasn’t really a break! back and forth from Toronto to Belleville with failed shoots. So I decided to visit my guys at the #Seniors Woodworking Club at #Cobourg Community Centre and practice my lighting on them ;) they happily agreed. They were just great and very very patient!

Week 7, 2014. More lighting fun with #Alissa Vox Raw

Week 7, 2014. Playing around with lighting ;) #Alissa Vox Raw has been singing on the #Toronto scene for years, working with various #bands and ensembles but took to #performing solo when she started using a #loop station. The device allows her to record stanzas of #music as she sings and then replay them on a loop as she records additional sections. To check out her music visit http://www.alissavoxraw.com/

Week 7, 2014. Playing around with lighting ;) #Alissa Vox Raw has been singing on the #Toronto scene for years, working with various #bands and ensembles but took to #performing solo when she started using a #loop station. The device allows her to record stanzas of #music as she sings and then replay them on a loop as she records additional sections. To check out her music visit http://www.alissavoxraw.com/

Testing my sport

Week 6, 2014. I decided to give it a try and shoot #volleyball. it was hard. That’s all I can say ;)

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For the love of woordworking

Week 6, 2014. Still working on the subject of #old age and the #social and #mental issues associated with it. I connected with the members of the #Seniors #Woodcarving Club at #Cobourg Community Centre in downtown #Cobourg. Beautiful people who connected through the passion of woodworking. Some have been carving for only few years, others all their lives. One thing that is so great about these guys, no matter what, they try as much as they can to come in Tuesday mornings to see each other, carve and feel alive.

Winterlude

Week 5, 2014: I decided to do a 3 hour drive to #Ottawa to shoot #Winterlude at the #Rideau Canal Skateway, a fun filled #event organized to celebrate #winter in the first three weekends of February. The 7.8 kilometre #Rideau Canal Skateway is a #UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the world’s largest #skating rink.

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The Gazelles

Week 5, 2014. This semester is going crazy! too many assignments and I’m shooting way too much. At this point of my course I decided to forget about everything I know and just explore and shoot different. I was unsure about a lot of things. I wanted to know what was it I’m doing wrong or right and I wanted to push myself to the limit, so some of the work I did was about old age and the mental and physical state associated with it.

Annie Cormier, a 61 retired Marketing & Communication Consultant at her home in downtown #Cobourg getting ready to join #The Gazelles, a women’s #walking club for seniors. Cormier moved to Cobourg three years ago with her husband Jim McMartin and joined The Gazelles to meet interesting #women who share her love for #adventure, #walking and the #outdoors.