Jean-Michel Komarnicki is a photographer and instructor of photography, as well as owner of JMK Image-ination where he specializes in the concept, design and production of books, and photography. Since his graduation from the Photographic Arts Department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1971), he has exhibited his works in a variety of venues including Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry; Clarington Gallery; Kumpf Gallery, Toronto; Artspace on the Mezzanine, Bowmanvile. He has lectured on Canadian photography at universities in Poland and Ukraine. He curates the Artspace on the Mezzanine at the Bowmanville branch of the Clarington Public Library.


Helen Bajorek-MacDonald is an educator, photographer, editor and writer whose work has been published in books, journals, magazines and newspapers. She travels frequently including lecture tours to Eastern Europe where she speaks on topics related to Canadian history and culture.  Helen has exhibited photographic and written works, as well as shown her videos, including Our Grandmothers, Ourselves (2000), in university and art spaces. Helen’s photographic interests include the natural and built environment, her own space(s), people in place(s), and portraiture.  When taking a photograph, Helen is interested in capturing an image in the moment the subject connects with her eye and her emotion.