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Best Photographer

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Matt Salem – Gammazaki Media

Fort McMurray,

PHOTO: Gammazaki Media

Seven and a half years ago, Fort McMurray had a man come into the city with a “comiconical” perspective and a game-ready attitude to capture its residents in a way similar to the characters found on the streets of Gotham City or a Blade Runner setting.

If you’ve seen the talent behind the works of Gammazaki Media, you’ll recognize the comic book references as the owner of the local visual arts media company Matt Salem has a style of photography to attract all those who like to dress up.

Costume or not, Matt knows how to get serious when it comes to putting projects together, many of which have led his work from computer screens to theatre screens. His involvement with Nerdvana – The Web Series, a TELUS STORYHIVE project and the commercial video of FuseSocial’s #TELUSwhy campaign are just a few of his recent collaborated productions.

In the community, Matt volunteers on the Arts Council of Wood Buffalo board as the Director of Video/Filmmaking/Photography and manages the Fort McMurray Gamers Facebook page, which was launched to bring local gamers together to swap video games, share tips and have discussions on the latest game trends. The group has over 5,700 members.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at