The Dawson College Professional Photography Program last for two years, or four semesters. It all culminates into one final portfolio that each student is required to produce. This portfolio demonstrates what we have learned throughout the program, and to of course, is intended to be used get us work once we step out into the real world. It’s something that the teachers talk to us about from day one, so, no pressure!
I wanted to do a documentary portfolio on the effects of fast fashion on the environment, but, having only two and a half months to make this baby, I decided to keep it simple and indulge in my love of studio portrait photography. My intention was for this portfolio to be a portrait of Montreal, since a city is nothing without the people who live inside it. I photographed 21 subjects over the course of the semester and boiled it down to these final eleven images.