Top Toronto Photographers shoot it out for their favourite cause.
TORONTO, August 1, 2012 – This August four top Toronto photographers will compete in Posterjack.ca’s first Charity Photo Shootout contest. Photographers were asked to submit an original photo of a Toronto scene for a chance to win $1,000.00 donated to their charity of choice.
From August 1-31, Canadians are invited to visit the virtual Charity Photo Shootout Gallery to vote for their favourite ‘Toronto’ photograph. When you cast your vote you’ll also be entered in a draw to win it! Four winners will receive their favourite photo in a 24 x 32 Gallery Framed Photo.
“We are thrilled to have such talented photographers on board for our first Charity Photo Shootout,” says Tim Faught, president of Posterjack.ca. “The Photo Shootout is our way to give back to the community through photography and provide four lucky winners with a chance to own a really cool piece of art.”
To cast your vote for your favourite photo and enter to win it please visit www.pjcharity.com
Steve Carty has been making pictures for a living for nearly 20 years and is well known for revealing portraiture with such faces as; Michael Sheen, Colin Firth, Thom Yorke, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. Always evolving with technology, Carty consistently tries to find new ways to incorporate the latest innovations into his work, most recently dabbling in directing of fashion films and music videos.
Recently named the 2011 Canadian Photojournalist of the Year by the Canadian Association of Journalists and the News Photographer’s Association of Canada, Steve Russell has been a Toronto Star photojournalist since 1996.
Jeff Davidson is a Toronto-based portrait and travel photographer. Jeff completed work on “Witness to a City: David Miller’s Toronto” with the former Toronto mayor in 2010. He is currently working on a self-produced project called “Painted Faces;” a photographic essay reflecting on the relationship between homelessness and mental illness.
Rannie Turingan is a freelance photographer based in Toronto. He specializes in portraiture work, engaging his subject to draw out and capture their essence in each photo. His work has appeared in several publications over the years in print and web, including the Hot Docs 2006 promotion campaign and Spacing Magazine. Rannie is also an established fine art photographer and has exhibited his work in various group solo exhibitions in and out of the Toronto area.
Posterjack.ca is an online company that transforms Canadians’ digital photos into big, bold, vibrant artwork. Posterjack.ca has a wide variety of products from posters to canvas, peel n’ stick, metal, acrylic and BirchWood prints.
Ordering from Posterjack.ca is a really easy process. Simply upload your photo, select the product, choose the size and you’re done! And it’s shipped right to your doorstep.
Erica Leibner | Instigator Communications
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