50x50 Photo Gallery

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    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ontario college system in 2017, George Brown College presented the 50 x 50 photography exhibit as part of the city-wide Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences located at the college’s Waterfront Campus.

    Curated by the School of Immigrant and Transitional Education, 50 x 50 includes 50 portraits of George Brown alumni who were newcomers to Canada, from the early years of the college to present day.  Shot by 50 photographers -- both prominent, established professionals and young, emerging talent – this exhibit tells a powerful story about immigration in Canada, the diversity of its population and the changing face of Toronto over the years. 

    A short written narrative profile accompanies each portrait in which alumni offer varied reflections on immigrating, education and new beginnings in Canada. In the process of transforming themselves, they have not only transformed Ontario colleges, but have also impacted the image and fabric of our society. Learn more about the 50x50 exhibition.