I am a formally trained photojournalist who works within the documentary framework.
I started my career as the founding photographer and reporter for a startup independent newspaper in rural BC, which extended to further work with independent newspapers and magazine feature work.
My passion for storytelling and working closely with people inspired me to take on the challenge and intertwining pursuit of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. With the culmination of my education and experience, I hope to help narrate, share, and develop greater insight of the great connections people have to their surroundings, relationships, and self.
For portraiture, weddings, documentary, or editorial assignments throughout western and northern Canada, please contact me at email@example.com
www.briellewill.com – published documentary, news, and feature work
www.photography.briellewill.com – editorial, wedding, portraiture, and family work with the same journalistic style
January 2016 – Present; Lethbridge Astronomy Society Publication, Editor
January 2014 – Present; University Of Lethbridge, BScN
2010 – 2012; Elk Valley Herald, Sole photojournalist and reporter (archives)
2010 – 2012; Crowsnest Pass Herald, Freelance Photographer (archives)
2011 – 2012; Koocanusa Publications & Kootenay Business magazine, Primary photographer for the Elk Valley region
2009; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Diploma of Journalism Arts, Major Photojournalism
2009; Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Documentary and Media workshop (Ami Vitale), Minali, India
2009; Whitehorse Star, Photojournalist internship
Accolades, Scholarships, and Grants
David Suzuki Foundation – 1st place photo “Moment of Zen”, 2014
Louise McKinney Scholarship – Superior academic achievement, nominated by University of Lethbridge, 2015 – 16
Anna Jean Harris Nursing Scholarship – Academic achievement and demonstration of healthy lifestyle and compassion for others, 2015 – 16
Altalink Centennial Annual Scholarship – Superior academic achievement and leadership qualities, 2015 – 16
Dennis & Sylvia Chinner Scholarship – Academic achievement and rural community involvement, 2015 -16
Jason Lang Scholarship, 2015
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, 2015