A creative person through and through, Mihal's parents first remarked that she'd grow up to be an artist at the age of four, when they stuck one of her drawings on the fridge in their apartment in Jerusalem, Israel.
Mihal's drawing skills haven't improved much, but she has since delved into the worlds of music, theatre and writing before she began to study photography. Writing remained both a talent and a passion, so Mihal set out to become a photojournalist.
In 2011 Mihal graduated from the photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario—the most intensive photojournalism focused program in Canada. Immediately after graduation she got a job with the Wellington Times. Wellington, a tiny village in Prince Edward County, was a whole new world to this perennial urbanite. Still, the newspaper kept her on her toes, and the County turned out to be pretty cool.
Mihal stayed with the Times for a year before she decided that she had to take some time off to see Europe before she got too old for that sort of thing. There, in addition to her fluency in both English and Hebrew, Mihal improved her French and added both Dutch and Spanish to the growing list of languages in her head.
Now that the money has run out and Europe has had its fill of her, Mihal is back in Canada, where she hopes to make an impression on urbanites as glowing as the impression she made in Prince Edward County.
Besides work, Mihal's passions are heated political discussions, theatre and other artistic collaborations, technically challenging hikes, canoeing, finding wilderness-like peace in the middle of the city, learning how stuff works and then building that stuff herself, her two mutts and her wife, Swaz. If there’s anything else you want to know about her, you can ask her, and she’ll probably be glad to answer.