Sham Sthankiya is a Boston-based photographer who was born in Uganda and grew up in various prairie towns in central Canada. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a degree in Media Arts (Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration) A freelance photographer for over 7 years, he’s worked in the US, Canada and Southeast Asia specializing in commercial, editorial and fine art photography. At present, he’s a contributor to MIT, MIT News, Tufts University and Offset Images in New York. During his tenure as vice president of the artist oriented non-profit, Resolution217, he curated photo exhibitions around the world and in 2004 helped to organize the Free Speech Symposium at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He is captivated by expressing light, form, mood and atmosphere through all types of photography, including landscape, event, and portrait settings. An educator at heart, he has taught fine art, rock climbing, cycling, and ESL, and has also mentored amateur photographers online.