By way of formal introduction, I am a photo-journalist accredited with the ScotiaBank Caribana organization. For the past 10 years I have been photographing the carnival events around Toronto with special emphasis on the King and Queen Show, Pan Alive and the Parade of Bands.
I believe Caribana needs to be much better publicized outside of the city and to that end, I usually promote the images to international media and venues. I am seeking your permission to do the best I can to give your mas and panists as much publicity this year as possible. The city provides only so much, but the more the world can see you, the better you will be able to attract visitors and nurture your bands.
Please spare a moment to reply to the email below. Just a short note, saying 'yes' or 'no' to our request to photograph and promote your creations and steelbands.
Each photograph we use will have your name and your contact number should any potential sponsors and members wish to contact you for 2010.
May we hope for a favorable reply no later than July 27th, 2009? If you have additional questions, please contact us as soon as you can.