Faculty & Staff
The Photography Program has six Faculty members and two Technicians all with backgrounds in the Photography Industry.
Second Year Coordinator / Academic Advisor / Professor Denine is the Second Year Coordinator and Academic Advisor to students enrolled in their final year of the photography program. She started freelancing in 1994 and graduated from Algonquin College in 1996.
Her photography career covers many aspects of the industry, from live concert photography and professional sports, to portrait and wedding coverage, with a specialty in portraiture. She has been a member of the Professional Photographers of Ontario (PPO) since 1995.
First Year Coordinator / Academic Advisor / Professor Jason is the First Year Coordinator and Academic Advisor to students enrolled in their first year of the photography program.
A graduate of the Algonquin Photography Program, Jason also has a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and is currently working on his MA in Photography and Visual Communication from the University of Hertfordshire. Formerly the owner of both a wedding and commercial photography and multimedia studio, he brings his experience as a photographer and designer to both the classroom and studio.
He is a member of the Canadian Association Of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) and an Adobe Certified Expert:
Adobe Certified Expert, Premiere Pro CC 2015
Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop CC 2015
Professor Michael Bowie graduated from the Algonquin Photography Program in 1978. Since graduation, he has been working as a commercial photographer, and operating a custom photographic printing business. In 1983, he incorporated Lux Photo, and has been providing clients, galleries and museums with traditional and digital photographic services.
Michael has been teaching part-time at Algonquin since 1979 and returns to the college as a full-time member of the Photography Department.
Tracy Byers Reid
Tracy is a full time professor of photography at Algonquin College. A graduate of Humber College’s Creative Photography Program, Tracy also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson – School of Image Arts. While she has photographed a wide variety of projects, for 11 years she was on staff as a hardline and off figure photographer at PiMedia, a commercial and catalogue studio in Toronto. Prior to joining Algonquin’s Photography Program, Tracy was a part time faculty member at Durham College in Oshawa where she taught in a variety of programs.
Trevor is a Full Time Professor in the Photography Program. He is a graduate of the Algonquin Photography Program and also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hertfordshire.
Since graduation, Trevor has worked alongside industry leading professionals. He has a sharp eye for detail and a thorough understanding of the latest techniques in digital image manipulation and multimedia design. Trevor brings practical, hands on experience to classroom.
Joy is a Part Time Professor in the Photography Program. She is a graduate of the Algonquin Photography Program and also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hertfordshire.
Since graduation, Joy has started her own business in Photography and Print as well works alongside industry leading professionals. She works in Family and Wedding Photography and has a keen ability to see creative moments through the artistic and fun lens of Photography. Joy brings her leading industry experience into the classroom.
Ryan is one half of the team of Equipment Technicians for the program. They are responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and replacement of the equipment and the studios.
He graduated from the Algonquin Photography program in 2007, and has since worked with magazines, modelling agencies and museums. Ryan continues to work in the field today, though focusing more on event coverage and personal work.
Bahja is the other half of the team of Equipment Technicians for the program. Who, are responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and replacement for the equipment and the studios.
Bahja graduated from the Algonquin Photography program in 2016. The photography program has allowed Bahja to find who she is as an artist. Along the way Bahja has gained a lot of knowledge, and life long friends.