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KIBUUKA DAVID

KIBUUKA DAVID

In 1983, Kibuuka immigrated to Canada to finish his studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Over the past 20 years, he has owned and operated art galleries in Toronto and Los Angeles. His loyal clientele consists of collectors from the business, sports and entertainment communities.

Kibuuka’s humanitarian efforts have also supported a worldwide fundraising effort by UNICEF from 1990-1993. Four of Kibuuka’s images decorated four greeting cards that were sold worldwide to benefit their Children’s Foundation. In 2005, a collaboration between World Vision Canada, Artistic Canada, and Kibuuka was formed to produce posters using Kibuuka’s images for the purpose of raising money to benefit the “Hope initiative”, which provides prevention, care and advocacy programs for children and those affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Kibuuka has also worked with Rotary club – Muyenga to fundraise for clean water in Villages in Uganda (East Africa).

His virtual gallery at www.zimbecollectioninteriors.com gives Kibuuka the time to follow his passion, teaching Modern Batik Art Technique to youth in communities’ outreach programs. His workshops have been held in the USA, Canada, Africa, Europe, and in several Caribbean countries.

ERIC MILLER

Eric Miller is a widely experienced documentary photographer who has worked extensively in South Africa, across Africa and further afield.
He started as a photojournalist during the struggle against Apartheid in the 1980’s, working during that period for
the progressive photo-collective Afrapix, as well as the Reuters and Associated Press news agencies.
In the post-Apartheid period, he worked across Africa on assignment for many publications in North America and Europe and was widely and regularly published
in publications ranging from Time and Newsweek
to newspapers such as New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and others.
His main work focus currently is on social and human rights issues, working with organizations across a spectrum of issues from HIV/Aids and TB to general health, working/living conditions on farms, labor, migrant and gender issues. His clients now include a range of South African and international NGO’s, and he also teaches and mentors young photographers.

SUMAYA HISHAM

“Sumaya Hisham is a freelance photojournalist based
in Cape Town, South Africa. She is passionate about capturing images of people in their daily lives. Sumaya covers news and cultural events for a variety of clients, which includes news agencies such as Reuters, EPA (European Press Photo Agency) and Getty Images, newspapers, magazines and corporates. Her images have been published internationally in all forms of print and electronic media. Amongst others her work has appeared in the Washington Post, LA Times, Times UK, Irish Times, Guardian, The Mirror UK, BBC and Newsweek.
She has been documenting the work done by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation for the past two years. Through her continued work with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation she hopes to continue sharing his legacy of compassion, forgiveness and resolving conflict through peaceful means.”

PAUL SALTZMAN

PAUL SALTZMAN

Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Toronto-based film and television director- producer known for over 300 productions. He’s also known worldwide as an educator and mentor.

After briefly studying Engineering Science, he did congressional civil rights lobbying in Washington, D.C., and voter registration work in Mississippi with SNCC in the summer of 1965. He began his film and television career that same year at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a researcher, interviewer and on-air host, and then moved to the National Film Board of Canada. In 1967 he interviewed American inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller, who would later say that he believed “the ‘60s generation was a lost generation,” until he met Saltzman.

He has produced television series like My Secret Identity, Matrix and Max Glick, as well as miniseries and MOW’s. He co-produced Map of the Human Heart, an international epic directed by Vincent Ward, starring Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, John Cusack and Jean Moreau. He also executive produced Martha, Ruth & Edie as well as Sam & Me, which received an Honorable Mention in competition for the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

He has taught and mentored over 100,000 people across Canada, the United States, and in 6 countries, in person and via the internet: On moving beyond prejudice; non-violent communication and conflict resolution; maximizing one’s creativity; meditation, mindfulness and personal fulfillment. The University of Toronto has collected his archives.

Paul is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He loves travelling, skydiving, scuba diving, and playing ice hockey (often!).