OUTREACH - Reflection

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noitcelfeR Reflection OUTREACH 2012 Gallery 44 is proud to present photographs produced by youth from: 519 Church Street Community Centre Eva’s Phoenix Harmony Movement Native Learning Centre (NLC) NIA Centre of the Arts 519 Church St. Community Centre is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer (LGBTTQ) communities and our allies and friends have always found a welcoming place at The 519. Eva’s Phoenix is a transitional housing and training facility, which formally opened in June 2000. This organization provides housing for 50 youth, aged 16 to 24 years, for up to a full year, and since 2002 has also allowed up to 160 youth each year, aged 16 to 29 years, to participate in its employment and preapprenticeship programs. Harmony Movement was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit charitable organization to combat interracial intolerance and to confront the “us versus them” attitude which was prevalent in Canadian society at the time. Its mandate is to promote diversity, bring awareness to and challenge all forms of discrimination that act as social and cultural barriers to individuals’ full participation in Canadian society. Native Learning Centre is a partnership with the Toronto District School Board. This program allows students to work at their own pace with one-on-one instruction, in a non-competitive environment. NIA Centre for the Arts: Nia is a word of Kiswahili origins meaning purpose. In Arabic niyyah means intent, it is a way to judge someone’s actions. Our use of the word Nia represents our desire to support young people in finding their purpose. Nia Centre for the Arts is a community space focused on supporting the holistic advancement of Afro-Diasporic young people.

Milca Kuflu, The Dark Side

Shawnee McComb


Fernando Marshall

Kerry Bell, C’Mon Be Free

Shameca Malcolm, Eclipse

Sharaine Thompson, The rose that grew from concrete

Sharaine Thompson, Look at me now

Fernando Marshall

Aisha Farah, Chuck

Fernando Marshall

Weronika Rogula, Strain

V Thompson, Seeking the Truth (opposite page)

Joshua Humbtwold, I & II

Kyky Smith, One

Jay Edwards, Love 2

Popyilla Dayebga, Reflection of modern communication

Savannah Lavallee


Sal, Modified Beauty

Tenzin Jangchup


Saadman Ahmed, I & II


Lily, Reflective (e)motion

Shahal Ahmed, I & II

Yuanna Ricketts, One Direction

Noterlee Johnson, Layers

Tenzin Jangchup

Raven Flynn

Savannah Lavallee

Desiree Thomas, Untitled

Ayche Jay, Fasl

Kiowa McComb

Keegan Shawana

Shelby McDonald

Matthew, I

Matthew, II

Charmae Freeman

William McQuabbie

Jennifer Dang

Devonne Harbin, Untitled

Samawada Abdi, Dissection of a Street Bike

Leilah DhorĂŠ, Reflection of a Reflection

Cheyenne Squires, (following page)

If the concept of Reflection had a reflection, what would it project? The future of a past that never began? The sunset of a sunrise that never rose? The petal of a flower that never blossomed? The confusion of a woman who was never a girl? The elderly man who was never born? Or maybe— The beginning of a story that never began.

-Devonne Harbin (NIA Centre for the Arts)

The Outreach Zine is the result of a collaborative project between emerging photographers from The Harmony Movement, Native Learning Centre (NLC), 519 Church Street Community Centre, Eva’s Phoenix and NIA Centre of the Arts. The youth have worked extensively together over the past six months, using their photographic skills to create work that is insightful and engaging. Reflection is a compilation that communicates our diverse motives behind the lens. We hope to capture and engage you with photographic work that promotes issues that are sensitive and important to youth.

The 2012 Zine Team: soJin Chun Robyn York Julia Hurford Savannah LavallĂŠe Shameca Malcolm Devonne Harbin Sharaine Thompson Charmae Freeman


Index of Participating Artists

519 Church Street Community Centre Kerry Bell Popyilla Dayebga Jay Edwards Lily Sal Shameca Malcolm Weronika Rogula Kyky Smith Sharaine Thompson V Thompson

Eva’s Phoenix

Fernando Marshall Matthew

Harmony Movement Saadman Ahmed Shahal Ahmed Joshua Habtwold Tenzin Jangchup Savannah Lavallee Moesha Onitsha

Native Learning Centre (NLC) Jennifer Dang Raven Flynn Charmae Freeman Kiowa McComb Shawnee McComb Shelby McDonald William McQuabble Keegan Shawana Cheyenne Squires

NIA Centre of the Arts Samawada Abdi Leilah Dhore Aisha Farah Devonne Harbin Ayche Jay Noterlee Johnson Milca Kuflu Yuanna Ricketts Desiree Thomas

For more information on this Zine or Gallery 44’s Outreach Program, please e-mail education@gallery44.org or call 416-979-3941. Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to the advancement of photographic art through education, exhibition, production and publication. The centre is supported by its members and patrons, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Registered Charity #119247310RR0001 Gallery 44 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 120 Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8 T 416-979-3941 F 416-979-1695 info@gallery44.org www.gallery44.org

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Gallery 44 gratefully acknowledges the The CEP Humanity Fund, Toronto Image Works, Telus Corporation, Sprint Systems of Photography, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toroto Arts Council and supporters through the REACH OUT for OUTREACH campaign for their support of OUTREACH.

Copyright Š 2012 Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography