Brooke Shaden

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​Brooke began photography at the start of 2009 and after defining a clear photographic style, she began teaching in 2010. Since then she had educated tens of thousands in the art of personal expression and fine art photography. From hosting workshops and retreats to speaking all over the world for organizations and events, publishing books and a very soon a novel, her innovative way of creating coupled with a deep desire for inspiration is widely sought after. In 2013 Brooke was invited to visit India to conduct a workshop in photography and storytelling for survivors of human trafficking. The workshop was so impactful that it became an annual event. In partnership with Kolkata Sanved and Blossomy Project, Brooke and a team of survivors developed a unique program called If I Could Fly which integrates Dance Movement Therapy and still photography to create self portraits for the purpose of storytelling and empowerment without the use of words.


In 2015 Brooke partnered with 501(c)3 Blossomy Project to found The Light Space, an in depth  professional photography training for survivors and those at risk to human trafficking as a means to using photography both for livlihood and capacity building.


Brooke is co-founder and the Artistic Director of The Light Space.

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​Amy Parrish is an internationally awarded artist and photo educator from the United States. She operated a portrait business during the first decade of her career and is currently dedicated to making art and exploring historic photographic processes. Amy is the Director of Operations and instructor of TLS.