“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, and the people you have loved.”
Sharon Wright is a National Award-Winning Photographer who was drawn to capturing images from a very early age. As a young girl, on a visit to Queen Elizabeth Park, while everyone was taking photos of the city view – she felt the water coming from the drinking fountain would make a far more interesting photograph.
Sharon is always looking at the things around her and how she would portray them in an image. She won awards in high school for her photographs and also garnered a gold medal from the Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA). Her work gained momentum after high school when she was able to create images in her own darkroom.
Following some formal training, Sharon became involved in a wide range of photographic activities from weddings to sporting events, fashion photography and unique children’s portraits. Although she occasionally photographs in colour, she prefers black and white with the fascinating tones and textures it brings out in a subject.
“I look forward to seeing where my artistic vision takes me.”