Photo of the Month

Sadia Awan takes us back to Frosh 2011

As a sea of red-shirted froshies paraded down Bloor Street on September 9, 2011, Sadia Awan captured their reflections in the Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The roaring horns, deafening chants, and rowdy group of enthusiastic first-years were commendable displays of school spirit – a fleeting moment that she wanted to encapsulate in this photo.

“Here we were – the class of 2015 – about to embark upon some of the best years of our lives,” says Awan, who is now a third year student at Victoria College. “Seeing our faces in this grand piece of architecture was, to me, a reflection of the great things to come.”

Awan started off as the “designated photographer” for populating family albums, begrudgingly accepting that there would be no images of herself – but after taking the top prize in a photography competition, her father splurged on a DSLR and extra lenses. “After that, I always preferred to be behind the camera rather than in front of it,” she says.

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Posted by Kelly Castle Bsc%202006 on January 21st, 2014 @ 12:36 am

I am truly impressed by the potential this young photographer has.

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