Gesilayefa Azorbo

Writer, Photographer, and Filmmaker in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Writer. Photographer. Filmmaker. All around curious.

I recently completed an MFA in Documentary Media at Ryerson University, with a written thesis on the impact of the digital media revolution on independent female artists, and an accompanying documentary film, "Indie Womyn" as my major research project. The film screened as part of the Ryerson Doc Media MFA Documentary Festival (DOC NOW 2015) at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

Other documentary projects completed so far:

- "Biotech Blacksmith" (short doc film):

- "Sophie: A Life in Pictures" (multimedia web doc):

A freelance writer and photographer, I have written for about music (including NXNE and CMW festival coverage), theatre, film and television, reviewed films for, and have written about film in Toronto for and about indie music for

My photography includes portraiture, set photography, concerts, corporate and community events, as well as street-style, art and life photography documented on my blog,

My photography can also be found at

I am currently working on an ongoing basis creating visual content through photography and videography of live shows with musician John Orpheus.

Lover of music and slightly cinema-obsessed. Also: book lover, tea drinker, occasional poet.



Tweets @silafaen and @TheLady_Project

  • Education
    • University of Toronto
    • Ryerson University