ken Solilo behind the camera
ken SOLILO – photography
ARTIST STATEMENT

Capturing that unique moment or one image is everything to me in my photographic work. When I look at a scene my eye is trained like a camera lens where I am able to pick out a portion of that scene. Part of my inspiration is how the light and colours transform a landscape. An image I see through the viewfinder and captured with my camera can be shared with others to replicate a feeling or trigger a memory. Photography is my form of expression and allows me to share with others the light and shadows that create the beautiful images that surround us

BIOGRAPHY

I first learned about photography from my Dad when I was about 8 years old. Growing up in Regina, Saskatchewan when it was too cold in the bitter prairie winters to go on the outdoor rink or on the street for some pickup hockey I would take over the laundry room and convert it into a darkroom. There I learned to develop negatives and make photographic prints. The hobby inspired me to go to Ryerson University in Toronto to take the Photo Arts course. I majored in Cinematography turning a hobby into a career that spanned over 40 years.

I started at CFTO in Toronto in 1972 as a film editor. Later I moved into the position of a cinematographer which was the direction I wanted. In 1976 a position opened up with the CBC in Calgary and I spent the next 8 years working there. About this time the technology was changing and film was being replaced by video tape and a cinematographer became a videographer.  In 1984 the CBC was increasing its coverage in Southern Saskatchewan and I moved back to Regina for the next 7 years. In the early 90’s the CBC experienced budget shifts which resulted in station closures and in 1991 I moved to Toronto, working for the CBC for the next 20 years. I worked on many CBC shows including ‘The National News’, local news programs, ‘Living In Toronto’, ‘Sports Journal’, ‘Hot Type’, ‘ On the Arts’ and many features which were included in other programming. Even though the body of the camera has changed there are still lenses to use and a viewfinder to look through to compose the shot.

Retiring from the CBC at the end of 2011 and still with a keen interest in the art of Photography I started my own business based in Port Hope, Ontario. Over those 40 years I had the opportunity to work with some excellent people who had the same passion as me. It was always a learning experience and every day seemed to be different.

CV - ken SOLILO

AWARDS
◼ 1999 – New York Film & Television Festival – Bronze World Medal – ‘Best Documentary
Special’ – “NORTHERN SERIES”
◼ 1995 – Gemini Award – CBC Evening News – “BEST LOCAL NEWS PROGRAM”
◼ 1994 – WorldFest Houston – Certificate of Merit – Finalist “ALMOST CANADIAN” CBC
Evening News
◼ 1994 – Charleston International Film Festival – Gold Award – Investigative Journalism –
“BREAKING THE SILENCE” – CBC Evening News
◼ 1994 – Charleston International Film Festival – Gold Award – Single Breaking News Story
“THE FUNERAL” – CBC Evening News
CAREER SUMMARY
2011 – Present Ken Solilo Photography, Port Hope, Ontario
Owner
1991 – 2011 CBC Toronto, Ontario
ENG/EFP Videographer
1984 – 1991 CBC Regina, Saskatchewan
ENG/EFP Videographer
1976 – 1984 CBC Calgary, Alberta
Cinematographer
1972 – 1976 CFTO Toronto, Ontario
Film Editor/ Cinematographer
VOLUNTEER
2015 – 2019 Art Gallery of Northumberland
Board of Directors
2020- Art Gallery of Northumberland
Board of Directors
2018 – 2019 AGN Spotlight
Co-Chair
2019 Founding Member
Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop
Port Hope
2021- Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop
Board of Directors
2021- Committee Member
Northumberland Hills Studio Tour
EXHIBITS
2014 – Edward Jones Exhibit Space – Cobourg
2019 – Snapshots – Campbellford
2019 – Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shops
2019 – Parrot Gallery Juried Show
2020 – Native Renaissance Gallery – Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
-continuing due to covid
Ongoing Displays – Hear Right Canada – Cobourg
Dragon Clay Gallery – Port Hope

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