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Gregory Varano

Editorial, Documentary, Fine Art from Sooke BC
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Gregory Varano

Gregory Varano was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He studied Photojournalism as an introductory course in 1983 at the Etobicoke School of The Arts, Toronto, and Ontario. In the years 1984-85, Varano continued his photographic studies majoring in the “Creative Photography Program” at Humber College of Applied Arts, Toronto, Ontario. Varano has been working as a professional photographer since 1987, primarily as a product and fashion photographer. In 2000, Varano shifted his direction towards Social Documentary/Photojournalism and Fine Art. Varano’s work has been published in Canada, United States, Italy and Germany. Varano has also exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, United States and Europe. His work has been added to many private collections. Varano has won many awards in Canada and internationally. In 2015 Varano relocated from Toronto, Ontario to Sooke, BC. In 2016 Varano was the recipient of the Ackland/Weschler Fine Art Award (Best in Photography) in the 2nd annual “Art Victoria Now” juried exhibition hosted by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV). Varano was also the 2016 recipient of the District Of Sooke Award in the 30th annual Sooke Fine Arts show, Vancouver Island’s premiere juried art exhibition, hosted by the Sooke Fine Arts Society (SFAS). Varano has been a member of Gallery 7, A Gallery of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario (2000–2004) and Gallery 44/Centre For Photography (2004–2008). Varano currently is a member of the Xchanges Gallery and studios in Victoria, BC, Victoria Arts Council (VAC), Sooke Community Arts Council, (SCAC) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

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