Tallie Garey is a passionate artist and advocate, holding her Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Visual Communications (EVC) from Fleming College and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), as well as a BFA in Photography, from OCAD University. Her passion for making a positive change in the world mixed with her unique creative eye, plus a diverse education and background, encouraged her to find her own path in visual storytelling. She often blends her concern for environmental and social issues with her love for creative design, embarking on media projects marked with a deeper purpose. Tallie has expanded her reach through curation, videography, design and marketing strategy, most notably during her roles as the curator & marketing manager for Photographers Without Borders, and as the marketing manager for GestureTek Health. She continues to work as a freelance media & marketing specialist.
Tallie's professional experience spans the realms of environmental video and photography published on numerous platforms including the National Post, CTV.ca, Canadian Geographic Magazine and the Royal Ontario Museum to name a few. Additionally, Tallie showcases her contemporary art photography in local and international exhibitions, including a permanent exhibition in Brooklyn, NY. Her personal work includes ethereal imagery often based on her dreams, meditations or imagination. This work employs emotion through colour, focusing on a sense of play, a moment of pause or self expression. She has also created a body of work based around mental health, identity, ethnicity, self-expression and representation.