Calgary photographer attributes her escape from depression to her art
Produced byZana El-Youssef & Kari Pedersen
Alana Burrows discovered her love for photography while attending high school in Calgary. The 21-year-old freelance photographer says her passion behind the lens has since afforded her an artistic release and a way to overcome depression.
“I had days where I couldn’t seem to do anything to get me out of my funk. Photography has helped me let out my feelings without having to talk about them,” says Burrows.
Picking up her first professional camera two-and-a-half years ago, Burrows says she realized that she could use photography to express the joy she feels in empowering other women by taking their pictures.