‘You don’t have to be a basketball player or a rapper or a drug dealer to take care of your family’: Jayscale

Jamal Burger, better known as Jayscale, is most famous for his captivating cityscape photographs from the tops of Toronto’s high rises. Now a few years removed from school and with his career flourishing, Burger plans to use his talents to uplift the next generation of young people, including those in the public housing complex where he grew up.

Toronto rooftop photographer admires Cartier-Bresson and Klein

From humble beginnings, Jamal Burger is now one of the most popular photographers on Instagram. The Toronto native quickly gained a large following after starting his Instagram account in 2015. With over 200,000 followers, he has come a long way since his days of dangling his sneakers over rooftops.

Scarborough man builds a sky-high Twitter following

Rob MacFarlane has been a crane operator for 20 years and a famous photographer for about three months. MacFarlane hadn’t actually thought much about photography before starting his job at the L-Tower. But when he saw Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s brilliant photographs from the International Space Station, it gave him an idea.

Local photographer uses his photography to express human rights issues

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but for photographer and University of Toronto Scarborough student Philip Skoczkowski, it’s worth so much more.

“The type of capture isn’t really important, but it’s what’s in the frame that’s important,” he said.

Iconic images pack the power for social change

The photograph of American Staff Sgt. William David Cleveland’s naked body being spat on and dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 shocked the American public. Taken by Canadian journalist Paul Watson, the photo – attributed to sparking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the war-torn country in 1995 – earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography a year later.