Scotiabank Scholarship Winners



Scotiabank is proud to partner with two esteemed agencies, the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival and Magnum Photos, supporting the advancement of photography. For the second year, Scotiabank, in partnership with Magnum Photos, has sponsored five Scotiabank Scholarships to attend the Magnum Workshop. The Workshop was held recently in Toronto, benefitting Canadian photography students currently enrolled in an educational institution in Canada, or abroad.

The following five students are our 2009 Scotiabank Scholarship winners: Darren Rigo Dareen is a third year BFA student at OCAD. She has recently exhibited her work both at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Gallery and Steam Whistle Brewery Gallery. Dareen’s photography has also been featured in Verge and Untitled Magazines.

Michaelina Nielsen Michaelina is in her third year pursuing a BA in Image Arts & Photography at Toronto’s Ryerson University. She has been published in media such as Function, McClungs, Oh George! and POUND Magazine. Michelina’s work has been exhibited in many locations across Ontario, from Solanum Tuberosum, Forest City Galleries and several shows at Ryerson for photography.

Brendan George Ko Brendan is in his third year of a BFA in Photographic Arts at Ontario College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include shows at Toronto’s Minnow & Bass Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Xpace, TPW Gallery and Sidewalk Film Festival in Alabama, Tennessee.

Erin Riley Erin is pursing her M.F.A. in Documentary Media at Toronto’s Ryerson University. She specializes in documentary photo stories and location based portraiture. Editorially her work has appeared in publications such as National Post, Chill, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Citizen L’Expert and with Random House Publishing. Erin has exhibited recently at Pearson International Airport, Hotshot Gallery and The Gathering Space.

Noah Bingham Noah is pursuing a BFA with a minor in Film Production International Development Studies at York University. Noah’s recent cinematographer film and video productions include Raas Project—a documentary about South Asian dance troupes on the American university competition circuit and Criterion Cell—a short documentary about ideas and realities of the Canadian prison system, through the eyes of two repeat inmates.