Bree Gardner is a freelance photojournalist based out of Calgary, Alberta. Having worked in the Not-for-Profit industry since she was 14, Bree has cultivated a deep passion for the nuanced industry that is development and aid. Her passion was lit when, at 16, she traveled to Ecuador to spend time with tribes in the Amazon. Two long years later, and she lost her heart to the small west-african country of Sierra Leone. Still ravaged from the ten-year civil war, Bree saw the wisdom of the communities, the strength from hardship, and the hard-working desire to free themselves from poverty.
It was then that she partnered with the local NGO and MFI Community Initiative Program, and has since been involved with a number of local and international efforts to give aid to those most desperate, be it in the beleaguered and war-torn countries of abroad, or the often overlooked poverty that dwells on the streets in North America.