Toronto archiver

Reflections & Thanks


Ryerson Black Students' Conference Looking back at my archiving experiences, there is little doubt of my growth; Grasping at as many opportunities that push me forward & towards my passions.

  •  I've never owned my own camera (still don't - shoutout to Drey Anozie, NIA Centre for the Arts, and The People Project for letting me borrow/rent your cameras)
  • I am pretty much self-taught with some mentorship, guidance, and youtube support along the way
  • I've shot 100+ events over 5 years (not including side projects and some work for community organizations)

Thank you everyone in the community who believe in me and the work that I do. Without your existence, I wouldn't be doing what I love.

Celebrating Tita Fely


Celebrating Tita Fely Our family gathered together to celebrate 1 year of my Tita Fely's passing. As always we had food, fun, and laughs. When I was younger (as a rebellious-ish teenager), I would skip out on family functions and prioritize work or other things. Now that our parents are entering their 50's we are recognizing the importance of family and gathering - myself especially.

My mom & my titas all bonded while they were younger and they all started having kids around the same time (Adam and I - the oldest - were born in the same year). These women set the grounds for my appreciation of chosen families.

Fam - Drawn by Cousin Josephine

The drawn pictures are by Sammie and Josephine. I brought markers because I knew the family would be split - parents downstairs, kids upstairs where the boys are playing video games and the girls chillin around the boys.

Tita Fely we love you.

Lola I love you.