Building Confidence to Shoot Street Photography
August 14th, 2023 – 7:30pm
Monique Campbell will show over 80 photos in her 75 minute talk; “Building Confidence to Shoot Street,” including several before and after images that show her post production work. Her stories of her experiences will inspire both beginner and experienced street photographers.
In a flash of perception Monique identifies a moment and clicks the shutter already knowing
the end result will demonstrate her empathy and intimacy. Monique finds interest by observing the
mundane, the ordinary and the moments most people take for granted. She excels in
producing captivating photographs that tell stories that linger in the minds of viewers. The graduate of the Western Pacific Academy of Photography in Victoria, B.C. went on to work as a newspaper photographer. When shewas a freelance photographer at the Sudbury Star she won the runner-up photo of the year for Canadian Press in 1994 and the photo of the year for the Thomson Newspaper chain for her news photo of a firefighter reviving a boy.
She has been a Street Photographer since 2016. Currently Monique lives in Hamilton.
In 2018, her image: Perspective was selected by the Societe National des Beaux Arts and exhibited in Paris, France at the Carrousel du Louvre.
In 2021, her image: Venetian Laundry Day was chosen as one of 52 finalists in the Salt Spring National Art Prize out of 2756 submissions by 1608 artists in Salt Spring, British Columbia.
Her work has been exhibited, collected and published locally and internationally.