January 2012

Hi all, please bear with me as I have a bit of that obligatory self promotion to do here.

I was surprised to find out last week that I was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards in London, England in the Campaign category.

I was even more surprised, floored and equally ecstatic and terrified (too many adjectives I know) to be receiving the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award and to be shooting for The Canadian Press this summer.

Alright that’s enough writing and back to pictures…

TORONTO: DECEMBER 31, 2011– Performer, actor and drag queen Christian Jeffries puts on make-up during the dress rehearsal for “Love is a Poverty You can Sell”  in Toronto on Saturday, December 31, 2011. (Michelle Siu for National Post)

TORONTO: JANUARY 16, 2012- Former Nortel CEO Frank Dunn leaves the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as he and two other former executives face serious fraud charges in Toronto on Monday, January 16, 2012. The long awaited trial centres around the tampering of financial records between 2000 and 2004 before they were fired from the once largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in North America. (Michelle Siu for National Post)

JANUARY 23, 2012– Jules Peter Paivio, last living Canadian veteran of the International Brigades for the Republic during the Spanish Civil War, in his nursing home in Aurora, Ontario on Monday, January 23, 2012. The 94-year-old will be commemorated with a Spanish citizenship this Thursday. (Michelle Siu for The Globe and Mail)

MICHIE MEE! Had such a great time shooting a series of Portraits of Canadian Rapper Michie Mee to run each day of the week with pieces she’ll be writing for the Post.

TORONTO: JANUARY 24, 2012– MICHIE MEE- Canadian rapper Michie Mee poses for a photo in her Toronto home on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
(Michelle Siu for National Post)

TORONTO: JANUARY 13, 2012– Jacques Barbier waits to cross the street on Dundas and Spadina streets, as Toronto is blanketed with snow, on Friday, January 13, 2012.

(Michelle Siu for The Globe and Mail)