WE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS PODCAST:
Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
In this episode, Ajani explains what mindfulness is, the research-based science behind it, and his personal journey to becoming a mental health advocate. You’ll learn about the many ways a mindfulness practice can benefit your creativity, career, relationships, and life. We discuss how being a workaholic or perfectionist can actually be socially acceptable coping mechanisms for anxiety and fear. He shares his favorite apps, actions, and tools that can help anyone come out on the other side of burnout. You’ll be inspired by Ajani’s life-long grit and perseverance to navigate uncertainty and thrive.
ABOUT AJANI CHARLES:
Ajani Charles is a photographer, director, producer, mental health advocate, and a Canon Canada ambassador based in Toronto. He’s the founder of The Visionaries — Toronto-based photography and cinematography non-profit and educational program, providing mentoring to youth. His photographic documentary “Project T Dot” is a visual chronicle of the city’s hip-hop culture. Ajani’s clients include H&M, Universal Music Group, Bridgestone, Christian Dior, Calm, and the UFC. His work has been featured in publications such as Complex, Jay-Z’s Life + Times, and Vogue.