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About Lola Reid Allin

Airline Pilot -Dive Master -Activist -Adventurer - Photographer - Mayanist

Lola’s varied careers reflect her curiosity about our world. As an airline pilot she acquired nearly 6,000 hours flying Piper Twins and DeHavilland DASH-8s and Twin Otters. At the University of Waterloo she studied psychology, genetics, and anthropology. During her three year residency in MesoAmerica, she worked first as a SCUBA diver then lived with Lacandon, K’ekchi, and Mopan Maya documenting their lives in text and photographs.

Her photographs have received numerous Jurors’ Choice and Best of Show Awards & been published by National Geographic, Smithsonian Journeys, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Doctor’s Review, and The Rotarian. Verge: Travel with Purpose, MSF/Doctors without Borders, World Wildlife Fund Canada and MEDICO have used her images for fundraising and public awareness.

Her volunteer work includes photographic documentation of medical missions (Kenya, Honduras) classroom teaching (Guatemala, Kenya) and seniors’ companion (Guatemala). She is a Rotarian.

• ONE WORLD Solo retrospective - Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Nov 2014
• RMG Exposed Juried Show McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa 2013 & 2014
• The Rotarian: Annual Photo Contest 2013 & 2014
• Verge: Travel with Purpose Photo Contest- 2008-2011, 2013-2014
• QAC Expressions - 2014 & Honorable Mention 2013
• Belleville Art Association 2013 (Best of Show), 2014 (Best Use of Light)
• CLIC-PECAC 2013 (Best of Show/B&W and HM) & 2014
• MAGNUM Photography Workshop Exhibit 2012

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Lola Reid Allin's Projects on LensCulture