Leila took the above photo of her friend from back home, who she met up with while living in Canada as an international student.
LR: "We met after not seeing each other for four years in Canada. We were at the same school together in undergrad in Iran. We took the camera and had fun with it. It was nice to see old friends from home in Canada!"
Posted on behalf of International Student Support as part of the International Perspectives Archive series.
Leila Reyhani is a former computer networks Master’s student from Iran who served as a Peer Supporter in International Student Support for the 2011-2012 school year. She began taking pictures in 2007 with an analog camera and switched to digital in 2008. Since then, she’s done several photography courses and enjoys taking photographs with her friends.
During her first year at Ryerson, Leila took photos for McClung’s magazine. “I didn’t have any idea that when I came to Canada that I would have the opportunity to feature my work in a magazine,” said Reyhani.
Reyhani’s journey in Canada has helped her grow as a person, despite initial challenges. Her moods, including loneliness, homesickness and the excitement of experiencing something new are often reflected in her photography.
The following includes five photos she’s taken and how she feels about them.
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