Sam Kanga is a Toronto based photographer and writer. He became very interested in photography as a teenager, strongly influenced by the work of photographers such as Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, David Seymour, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Frank and many others.
Since 1979 he has often worked as a freelance photographer, having travelled and photographed in the USA, England, Ireland, France, and India. In Canada, his clients have included The Canadian Opera Company, The National Ballet School, various dance companies, theatre companies, as well as architectural firms. Photographing for literary magazines gave him the opportunity to meet and photograph a number of Canadian and international writers.
For a number of years Sam also held the role of Senior Account Executive at large commercial studios. Providing a full agency style service from branding and design to photography, print and interactive for a wide range of clients. Along with a crew of photographers and stylists, he handled many cover shoots, automotive shoots, fashion and location photography projects.
In addition to photography, he also enjoys writing about the work of other photographers, providing portfolio assessments, judging, and helping photographers get in touch with their own creativity through his workshops.