Tune in for this Inspire series where the founder of FKB Media Solutions Fennella Bruce interviews innovative artists Michael Chambers & Robert Young!
Meet the Speakers
Michael Chambers, Photographic Artist and Curator has been published and exhibited in London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Jamacia, Baebados and locally at the Royal Ontario Museum and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to name a few. He has launched inaugural exhibits at numerous art spaces including Toronto’s Wedge Gallery, Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Reference Library to name a few.
Chambers has created iconic images celebrating African awareness, Black History and casting light on the resilience of the human spirit, many champion his work for placing Black people and cultures on a pedestal. Chambers has been credited in numerous award-winning films and television productions and was the subject of Anton Wagner’s biographical documentary for CBC, The Photographer – An Artist’s Journey and more recently a PBS special Through A Lens Darkly, which received the prestigious NAACP award in 2016.
Chambers has mentored and inspired art enthusiasts worldwide. He has contributed over twenty years to Don Mills Collegiate Institute and most recently as an art instructor with University of Toronto’s Camera Club for Hart House. A graduate of Toronto’s York University, Chambers was the inaugural photo editor and creative director of WORD Magazine and Dragun Magazine. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Harry Jerome Award for art and entertainment. His exhibition SHADOWS to SILVER showcased a 25 year retrospective which toured four cities including Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Toronto’s BAND Gallery, O’Connor Gallery in Thousand Islands and Montreal’s Never Apart Gallery. This exhibition was commemorated by the launch of the Michael Chambers coffee table book of the same name.
Robert Young, Digital Media Storyteller is a talented entrepreneur, communicator and storyteller behind multimedia projects like Toronto Pan American Games, Canada 150th at the Royal Ontario Museum and El Clásico Miami at the Hardrock Stadium. Through his work, Robert explores how to share truth and grow understanding.