SANDRA LAURIN


803-2267 Lakeshore Blvd. W.  Toronto ON, M8V3X2

7B Cerrada de Manantial, unit 4, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

sandralaurinphotos@gmail.com

sandralaurin.smugmug.com

SOLO EXHIBITS
2013 “Behind the Land of Smiles…Human Trafficking in Thailand”  Smith Zone Gallery,Toronto

2007 “Windows on the World” Toronto

GROUP EXHIBITS

2021 Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto

2017 Villa Pozos, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

2007-2011 “Through the Eyes of the Artist”, Lakeshore Arts Annual Juried art exhibition,Toronto, ON

         2011 Honourable Mention

2007 Toronto Photography Marathon,  Third place winner

2006 Del Condo “Calling all Artists” Toronto, ON

AWARDS

2015 Winner of Nikon “Picture Your World”

2015 Greater Toronto Camera Club

            Honourable Mention Pictorial Digital category

2012  Kaya Responsible Travel award first place Winner

15 years Etobicoke camera club member Winner of several gold and silver awards

PUBLICATIONS

2015 included on Cover of Scotiabank Contact Photography magazine

2014  Photographers Without Borders, issue #1, page 87

2014 Covers of iRun Magazine issue 02, 06

    Photographed several feature articles for iRun Magazine

2013 TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT,  page 24

         issued by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

“WHY I RUN”, Mark Sutcliffe, page 84, 104, 116

COLLECTIONS

work held in private collections throughout Canada, USA and Europe

LECTURES AND TEACHING

2022 Virtual Presentation “Visual Literacy” Etobicoke Camera Club

2018 Presentation “How to  Improve your Travel photography”  La Biblioteca, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2017 Presentation “Visual Literacy in our Increasingly Digital World” Academia Fotographia, San Miguel de Allende

2017 Presentation “Visual Literacy in our Increasingly Digital World” La Biblioteca, San Miguel de Allende

2016 Presentation “Visual Literacy: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”  San Miguel de Allende, Annual Writers Conference, Mexico

2012-2015 Presentations to several Toronto Rotary Clubs to promote awareness of Human trafficking

2000-present Photography Workshop leader

1995-2016 several slideshow presentations following adventures to 56 countries around the world

COMMERCIAL WORK

2000-2018 Wedding, Event and Family Photographer

2000-2013 Professional Photographer  “Kandid Kritters ’n Kids”    

2008-2010 Photographed several Toronto Marathon Races for iRun Magazine

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2021- member Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto

1998-2017 Etobicoke camera club member

2004-2006 Greater Toronto Camera Clubs (GTCC) Board representative

-Member of WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International)

VOLUNTEERISM

2018-present volunteer photographer for Latin American Relief Fund giving a face to the migrants  

https://vimeo.com/321070018 “Look at Me...I am a Migrant”

2014 photography project for Photographers Without Borders in Ecuador

2012  photography project in Thailand for COSA

    Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia

2012 photography “The Big Move”…St. Catherines General Hospital Foundation fundraiser

2012 “Women in Leadership and Business Conference” St. Catherines, ON

2010 volunteer English Teacher in China

2009-2014 Erica’s Wish Fun Run annual fund raiser for children with cancer

2009-2010 freelance photographer “Marina Del Rey…the Boardwalk Beat” community newsletter

2009-2010 Freelance photographer for Humber Bay Shores community newsletter

2008-2010 Developed and taught summer Literacy Camps on remote Aboriginal reserves in Northern Ontario and Alberta, Canada

1999 volunteer computer teacher with Canadian Teachers’ Federation in Guyana

1998 volunteer computer teacher with Canadian teachers’ Federation in St. Vincent, Grenadines

1995 volunteer youth leader with Youth Challenge International in Nosara, Costa Rica

EDUCATION

BA in Education Concordia University/ McGill University

self-taught photographer 


active life-long learner