Shammah Salwa is a multidisciplinary artist, namely documentary cinematography and photojournalism. She lives and works in Toronto with a special focus on the region of Scarborough and North York. Her visual storytelling is influenced by her ancestral origins from Bangladesh and covers various topics within environmental justice movements, touching on themes of nostalgia, migration narratives and the hyphenated identity.  

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Education

University of Toronto BA Equity Studies Major, Environmental Studies, Diaspora & Transnational Studies

Programs

 

2022 August - present, Creative Climate Leadership scholarship recipient and mentee. Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA). About CCL Canada

2021 Mentee, Photo Story Scarborough (PS Scarborough), Next Generation Arts, Toronto, ON

2021 Mentee, iAM DSLR Photography Program, JAYU Level 1 Graduate, Toronto, ON

2021 Mentee, Film & Filmmakers Virtual Camp, Teach Democracy Now!, NYC, New York

2021 Mentee, Cyanotype Outreach Program, Gallery44 ,Toronto, ON

2021 Mentee, 'Ideas from I' Concept Development, Ecru Club, Toronto, ON

 

Publications

2021 Contributor, P.S. Scarborough Photo Book, Next Generation Arts, Toronto, ON

Exhibitions

'Bloom' [Cyanotype], October 29, 2021 - February 11, 2021, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Production Gallery. Link