This image is of Mariah in Regent Park. Making this image was like putting a pin in a map – it grounded me in a story I hadn’t even realized I was telling. It propelled me to work with Mariah’s family and others for a further four years, telling the story of Regent Park’s transformation and revitalization.
Since entering the media industry in 2005, Tory Lovekin has worked at Canada’s top newspapers in a freelance and staff capacity. Her love of photojournalism quickly evolved into a love of video, and in 2008, she joined the staff of the Globe and Mail as one of three members of the new video production team. It was an interesting time to be shooting video at a newspaper, and was not without it’s struggles – or highlights! “It was an intense time, and I remain grateful for all that I learned.
“In 2010 I left to go back out on my own, and after a few years of shooting corporate video I was thrilled in early 2013 to join the Creative Services Studio at The Hosptial for Sick Children – or as it is more commonly known, SickKids. My position requires me to produce, shoot, and edit video for a variety of internal and external clients – ranging from clinical to communications. I am just as comfortable working in scrubs in an OR as I am with the CEO, and truly love the variety my job allows me. I am also one of two bio-medical photographers, and work with patients in our clinical studio when the need arises. Perhaps the most satisfying part of my job is knowing that everything I do – whether it is a video about a policy change, a new surgical approach, or an internal communication – is grounded in better patient care. I believe in our mission, Healthier Children. A Better World., and am proud to be a part of it.”
Photojournalism program testimonial:
The Loyalist PJ program sets its students up for success in that it exposes them directly to the industry itself. Without the editorial board, weekly seminar series, or the encouragement of Frank and the rest of the staff, we would just have been a class of shooters in a small town. But the school’s steadfast commitment to connecting students with the very people they would be working for, and with, upon graduation is at the core of the program’s strength. As the industry gets smaller and the skill set required to survive more diverse, I think it is more important than ever that students ride that wave of commitment, and take advantage of every opportunity the program offers.