Solana Cain - Telling Diverse Stories and Diversifying the Storytellers (7:15 PM EDT)
As a Black photojournalist, Solana Cain is passionate about creating and sharing stories from her community. Authentic stories that centre Black women and girls have been the cornerstone of her documentary work. As a photo editor for a national news organization, she strives to diversify the contributing freelance photojournalists they employ. While a big push is underway by news media organizations to work harder to report from underrepresented communities, we must also be critical of who is behind the lens.
After completing a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, Solana Cain earned a diploma in photojournalism from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. Solana interned at Toronto Life magazine and the Sudbury Star newspaper before she began freelancing. Solana works annually as a photo editor for Getty Images during Toronto International Film Festival. Recently, she worked as a contract employee for Journalists for Human Rights where she served as a community journalism trainer in Naotkamegwanning First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Since returning, Solana was one of the first artists in residence at Nia Centre for the Arts in Toronto. Currently, Solana works at a photo editor at The Globe and Mail newspaper.
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