Miguel Jacob

Miguel Jacob is a Toronto-based photographer, born and raised in Lima, Peru.

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About Miguel Jacob

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