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Margo McDiarmid is a freelance photojournalist and photo-based artist in Ottawa, Ontario. She received a diploma in Photographic Arts Production from SPAO in 2020 and has recently completed an intensive 6-month artist residency also with SPAO.

McDiarmid is an award-winning journalist and former reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where she specialized in environmental reporting and politics. She has lived and worked around the world and across the country, including eight years in the Northwest Territories, 3 years in London, England, 7 years covering environment and energy in Western Canada and the US.

Margo has a long-standing interest in documentary photography. Her most recent project was a five week trip to document the human impact of the war in Ukraine. In previous projects she focussed on environmental themes and the human/nature relationship.

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