Concordia is part of my heart, and the reason the film exists is because of the combination of what Concordia taught me, starting with my BFA.
At the time, I was really taken with Susan Hudson, a teacher who was also my course counsellor, in the sense of extra courses. Interestingly enough, because of the design world being fairly male dominated, she suggested that I take women’s studies, and I thought, “why not?” That ended up being pivotal for me.
What made you decide to go back to school for a graduate diploma in visual journalism, if you already had a successful career?
I was working as an art director and a creative director, and I thought to myself, “I really just want to focus on my photography.” It was their first year putting out the graduate diploma in visual journalism, and the blurb and images about it brought me right back to The Family of Man, and that moment. I knew it was right and I had to do it; it was a calling. As soon as classes started I was completely taken with everything and I knew it was where I should be.