Mary Lynn Fluter is a photographer, a leader, and an artist.
As a result of having the wonderful opportunity to travel and sing with “Up With People” throughout North America and Mexico, I decided to move into public relations radio and television. Fanshawe College in London Ontario offered a three-year program that catered to fulfilling the career and personal goals. Little did I know that photography was one of the subjects that I was obliged to take. I immediately fell in love with the art and ended up specializing in photography during my second year.
I established my portrait studio in my early 20’s and have been blessed to photograph families, corporate events, weddings, and fashion. After traveling extensively, I have captured memorable shots throughout North America, South America Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
My work has been used in numerous fashion and bridal magazines and has been displayed in prominently in Toronto and New York. I was able to return to Fanshawe College and teach advanced Portraiture and creative photography. Consequently, I have mentored numerous photographers who are now established throughout Southwestern Ontario.
When I retired from my studio work in London, Ontario I displayed large format art pieces for homes and offices in a gallery here in Grand Bend Ontario where I now live. I have just started to photograph Jason Henry the chief and family of the Kettle and Stoney point reserve near Grand Bend to bring forth the beauty of their culture. I am planning in hopes to get to some of the residential schools that these beautiful people had to endure being taken away from their homes as children. This was done to educate them in the white man’s world and take away their culture. This is a horrid mark in our history just what these schools did to the first peoples in North American.
The photographs that you can now see are a splattering of images over the last 50 years of my career that has brought me where I am today. Passionately in my “third act” before the curtain falls, I will continue to display my work and publish a book of my journey in creating images deep in my soul.
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