October 17, 2013

Have you ever wondered who has worked behind those exquisite photos on the Panther Press? Well, it’s none other than Bonnie Chan, one of our new Photography editors! However, not only is Bonnie Chan the new Photography editor but she is also the co-editor for Graphics, alongside Irene Liu. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bonnie Chan and getting an insight on her role in the paper.


Rebecca Gnanaranjan: “When did you get your passion for graphics and photography?”

Bonnie Chan: “My passion for graphics in the Panther Press started in Grade 9 when I heard about [the section]. I immediately … signed up and submitted tons [of art pieces] for the Panther Press … I enjoy looking at many people’s artwork and help them with ideas. My passion for photography in general started ever since I was really small and saw my dad take fantastical photos with his camera. That’s when I knew, I must be at least half as good as my dad. Like how it’s said, a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s true, and you really see the world in a different way.”

RG: “What are your hobbies?”

BC: “I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching funny and cute animal videos!”

RG: “How is Grade 12 and what are your plans for the future?”            

BC: “The workload is decent, it is how I expected it to be, but everything is literally going to roll in [this] Winter…My plans for the future [have yet to be decided] … but I do see myself in the far future, travelling, because I love travelling.”

RG: “What can students expect from Graphics and Photography in the upcoming Panther Press issues?”

BC: “Students can expect much [more] variety in Graphics … because this year we seem to receive more different mediums as to how [the artists] create their art. As for photography, the photos [will] be of higher quality since my co-editor will be hosting a photography workshop [for] beginner photographers … to [build] their skills.”


There you go folks, an insight into your new Photography and Graphics co-editor. Next time you see Bonnie in the hallway, be sure to stop by, say hi, and thank her for her dedicated contributions to our paper.