With 10 weeks until the 2016 submission deadline (December 3rd) we’re shining the spotlight on some of our past photographers. These youth are enthusiastic artists who have been fantastic role models exploring, sharing and loving photography.


Our next featured photographer is Emily F. who has contributed some incredible photos to our collection and has been an active participant in our KPL workshops.

When did you first start taking photos?

I first started taking photos when my Grandma inspired me to. She would always tell me about the beautiful photos she would get of birds or of the flowers in her garden and seeing her face light up when talking about photography made me want to get into it.

Why do you enjoy taking photos?

I enjoy taking photos because it allows me to capture things that I love and it allows me to express who I am through pictures.

What do you enjoy taking photos of?

I enjoy taking photos of sunsets, family, flowers or anything that stands out to me.

What camera(s) do you use?

I use my cellphone or my Canon PowerShot A470

My photo of the KPL Art Installation ‘Flux’ for the IAS2014 gallery (15 years old)

How did you first learn about Imagine A Show?

I first learned about Imagine A Show when my Grandma had told me about this program at KPL that I should get into.

How long have you been involved?

2 years.

What have you enjoyed about the project so far?

I enjoyed not only seeing my photos but other people’s photos in the THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener and in a Imagine A Show book.

Why should youth participate in Imagine A Show?

Youth should participate in Imagine A Show because it is a great way to get involved and to see how talented others are as well.

Do you have any tips for other young and aspiring photographers?

Keep an open mind and that practice always makes perfect!