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Miguel Jacob is a Toronto-based photographer, born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 2010, Miguel's photograph of model Coco Rocha won the award for Best Magazine cover at the P & G Beauty Awards. His work has been exhibited at the Alison Milne Gallery, and Birch Libralato Gallery (in collaboration with Luis Jacob, Art Metropole, and ONE800 Gallery). His clients include FASHION Magazine, Chatelaine, GLOW, Canada’s Next Top Model, Bayview Village, Square One, Dufferin Mall, The Bay, Style Her Famous, Foster's Group, Universal Records, and Warner Brothers. Some of the celebrities/personalities that he has photographed include Michael Bublé, Sass Jordan, Mia Kirshner, Kate Voegele, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Kreesha Turner. Artist Statement: ALWAYS ON CAMERA is a selection of black-and-white portraits photographed in regimented time slots of 40 minutes each. The subjects, who were asked to ‘perform’ for the camera, include artists, musicians, drag queens, eccentrics, dancers, models, designers and activists. Rather than attempting to capture the "personality" or "soul" of the sitter, Jacob is much more interested in the process of performance, its geometry and the interaction of the subject with costume and minimal props in a vacuous studio space creating unique, graphic and arresting portraiture. Education: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) Master in Education, Second Language Education. Curriculum, Teaching & Learning. June 2004 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) Bachelor of Education. Intermediate/Senior Division. French and English. May 2002 University of Bordeaux III - Michel de Montaigne Teaching of French as a Second Language Diploma, with Honours. May 2000 University of Toronto Bachelor of Arts, Honours. Specialist in French Language and Literature. May 1998 University of Paris IV - Sorbonne French Civilization Diploma, literary option. May 1997 Awards: National Magazine Awards, 33rd Annual Portrait Photography: Canadian Art (Portrait of Ben Walmsley) Honorable Mention June 2010 P & G Beauty Awards Best Magazine Cover: FASHION Magazine October 2009 OISE/UT Graduate Student Scholarship September 2002

Advertising: Bayview Village ClientsBrentwood Classics Capezio Chris Smith Management Copperheart Entertainment DAVIDS Dufferin Mall Haggar LCBO LINE Knitwear Muryama NADA NOVE Pink Tartan PYA Importer Limited Shopper’s Drug Mart Square One Swimwear Revolution (Hong Kong) The Bay Toscano Twenty Cluny Universal Records Warner Brothers (U.S.A.)

Celebrities: Jeanne Beker Michael Bublé Sass Jordan Mia Kirshner Jay Manuel Ana Olson Sarah Richardson Coco Rocha Melissa Rodriguez Monika Schnarre Tara Spencer-Nairn Kreesha Turner Kate Voegele Television Appearances: Style Her Famous Appeared on two episodes filmed on January 2008 Canada’s Next Top Model, Season 2: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Original Airdate: July 11, 2007 Canada’s Next Top Model, Season 2: “Some Girls Have All The Luck” Original Airdate: July 4, 2007

Fundraisers: Oceana Ball (August 2010) donated artwork for auction to help raise proceeds for Sick Kids Hospital Heartbeats for Africa (February 2010) donated artwork for auction to help raise proceeds for AIDS in Africa (Stephen Lewis Foundation) Heartbeats for Africa (February 2009) donated artwork for auction to help raise proceeds for AIDS in Africa (Stephen Lewis Foundation)

Press: The Varsity: A Photo Affair - October 18, 2010