This past Saturday @Jayscale aka Jamal Burger and @Niche organized a photowalk where about 200+ instagramers all came together for the sake of photography. It was especially important that we made it to that photowalk since Jamal had grew up in Regent Park. I didn’t realize how popular our little initiative was until we showed up to the photowalk. Not only were we recognized by many of the photographers, they wanted to take photos of us. The kids took photos, had their questions answered and were given advice by dozens of successful photographers. Although the kids were most excited to meet Jamal, not only because he’s an incredible photographer but because he’s someone that grew up in their community and that connection was important to them. It was talking to Jamal after the photowalk that touched me the most. He told me that not only was he inspired but that the kids showing up changed his outlook on the art and his purpose.
Below are a few photos taken during the walk by the kids who are in the program.