SYLVIA GALBRAITH is an Ontario-based professional photographer whose work includes landscape, documentary, and commercial photography.
Sylvia’s subject matter is varied; her commercial experience includes aerial photography, editorial, weddings & portraiture, as well as several years as a news photographer. This experience carries over into her personal work…. her first major exhibition, “Main Streets & Memories” featured black & white documentary photographs that reference the small-town character and people of rural Ontario. More recently, Sylvia has been working on a series of abstract landscape images in remote locations throughout Canada, areas where patterns and textures that are evident in the surface of the land mimic the forces that created them. Ten of these were recently exhibited in a solo exhibition, as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto.
Sylvia has participated in several photographic residencies during the past few years, at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, as well as in Newfoundland and the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in Alberta. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Georgian Bay Land Trust - King Family Bursary, which allowed her to spend time photographing remote shorelines and islands along the eastern side of Georgian Bay in Ontario.
In addition to her personal artistic practice, Sylvia volunteers on a regular basis within the arts community; she was a volunteer for the inaugural 2017 Bonavista Biennale in Newfoundland, and served a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Elora Centre for the Arts, in Elora ON, She is a member of The Elora Arts Council, The Guelph Arts Council, CARFAC, and is a member artist with Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto. Sylvia teaches in the Commercial Photography Certificate Program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and runs fine art photography workshops for adults and children from her studio in Fergus.
Personal website: www.sylviagalbraith
Peter McPhedran is fortunate to cottage on Georgian Bay, where he finds many interesting subjects to photograph nearby. An avid photographer for the last 15 years, he has had his photos in the Cottage Life calendar, on Georgian Bay Land Trust posters and has participated in several photographic workshops and conferences. Peter enjoys experiencing the Massasauga Provincial Park in all four seasons and tries to capture truly special moments in the "Mass".
Maura Purdon interest in photography goes back to childhood when she borrowed her parents camera and shot a whole roll of film on a nest of garter snakes. She did not get the camera back for years after that!
Maura was born in MacTier though now calls London home. She has been cottaging, camping, paddling and hiking in the Park area for most of her life. Maura is excited to be a part of the Photo Contest. As a former FOMP Board Member, she is committed to the work of the Friend’s organization and it’s vision of a community of ‘friends’ dedicated to supporting the Park for the enjoyment of generations to come.