Lola Reid Allin 2017-09-27T07:04:18+00:00

Lola Reid Allin

lola-coverAirline Transport Pilot -Dive Master -Activist -Adventurer – Photographer – Mayanist

My varied careers reflect my curiosity about our world. As an airline pilot I accumulated nearly 6000 hours flight time. I studied psychology, genetics, & anthropology (BA Psychology, University of Waterloo). While living in Mexico, I worked as a SCUBA dive master, sold my watercolor paintings to travelers, and conducted weekly lecture/photo travelogues.

My photographs have received numerous Jurors’ Choice and Honors Awards. My published essays & photographs chronicle volunteer work in Guatemala & Kenya (teaching), Kenya & Honduras (medical missions), and Guatemala (seniors’ companion). The National Post, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The Rotarian Magazine, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian have published my images and articles.    I am a Rotarian.


  • Santa Fe Centre for Photography TRAVELS Contest 2015: Honors
  • RMG Exposed Juried Show McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa: 2013 – 2016
  • Best Photojournalism/Documentary Image @ RMG Exposed 2016 – Recipient of Portfolio Review by Stephen Bulger Gallery Toronto
  • The Rotarian: Annual Photo Contest: 2013 – 2015
  • QAC Expressions: 2013 Honors, 2015 (Biannual Juried Show)
  • Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show (Honors; Best Use of Light; Best in Show)
  • Parrott Art Gallery: 2014, 2016 (Biannual Juried Show)
  • CLiC Annual Juried Show – Since inception 2010 (Honors, Best in Show B&W)