Elaine Chan-Dow is an established visual artist and photographer, based in Toronto, Canada. Leaving her long career in IT and Marketing to pursue her passion in art and photography. Since opening her own studio in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, Elaine is dedicated to creating sentimental works that explore the past as a way to bring forth awareness to the present. She holds, a BA, BFA and MFA, certificate in Post Secondary teaching and Digital Marketing Strategy.
She views her calling through an “artist first” perspective, approaching all her work through an artistic lens, and articulating stories through styling, art direction, and the creation of expressive and emotive imagery. Her award-winning photographs have been on display in multiple exhibits in Ontario and New York City; her conceptual work is represented by Art Gallery of Hamilton and a Toronto art dealer.
Elaine is also a tourism photographer with a particular affinity for natural landscapes and culinary arts. Her editorial works have graced covers of magazines and on billboards across Canada and the United States.
As a commercial photographer, she aims to elevate her clients’ brand presence by capturing the essence of each unique vision brought to her, and bringing each story to life. As a conceptual artist, she seeks to create work of social and cultural significance, inspired by theoretical readings and personal experiences. As an educator, she strives to bring young learners to their threshold through student-centred learning pedagogy and empower entrepreneurs alike with skills and knowledge to create sustainable businesses.
PRESS & ACCOLADES
4 pro-photographers’ tips for improving your Instas
CITY BY HEART – FEB 2015
Top Ten to visit at the Artist Project
AZURE MAGAZINE – MAY 2014
10 Photography Projects You Need to Check Out
INSIDE TORONTO MAY 2014
Beach Photographer Elaine Chan-Dow Featured in CONTACT Festival
RYERSON FCAD NEWS – MAY 2014
Ryerson’s Image Arts Shines at Scotiabank CONTACT, 2014
BLOGTO – MAY 2014
The Top 20 Photography Shows at Contact 2014
NOW MAGAZINE – MAY 2014
More Can’t-Miss Shows
TORONTO STANDARD – FEB 2013
Featured Article, Beach Photography in Artist Project
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