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Nadya Kwandibens on disrupting the narrative and photographing identity

Ontario Arts Council Award-winning photographer Nadya Kwandibens is known for her powerful portraits of Indigenous people, capturing diverse perspectives, voices and stories that challenge colonial narratives. The self-taught Anishinaabe photographer and founder of photography company Red Works has traveled Canada for over a decade, shooting events and portraiture that empower those she covers to share who they are.

Nadya invited us to Six Nations Reserve to share her most recent series, the Red Chair Sessions, and discuss how she uses her perspective to photograph identity, culture and a sense of belonging.

Dan LeMoyne
Stephanie Hooker