CFUV Indigenous Media Workshop #7: In Conversation with Nadya Kwandibens

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Date: 12/08/2021
Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with award-winning and self taught Anishaabe Photographer Nadya Kwandibens. In this workshop Nadya will recall her over 10 year journey with photograph, she will discuss her practice and her projects, and explore the importance of documenting, celebrating, and empowering contemporary Indigenous life through photography.

Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award winning self-taught portrait and events photographer, a Canon Ambassador, and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 10 years. In 2008 she founded Red Works Photography. Red Works is a dynamic photography company empowering contemporary Indigenous lifestyles and cultures through photographic essays, features, and portraits. Red Works specializes in natural light portraiture and headshots sessions plus event and concert photography. Red Works also provides image licensing, workshops, presentations and print products. Nadya’s photography has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States.

In 2018, Nadya won the Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Award. Jurors stated, “Nadya is an intrepid, ground-breaking and influential artist. She has brought an Indigenous voice to portrait photography that recontextualizes images and shows us our true selves.” More recently, she has been nominated for the 2021 Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award in Art Photography.

In addition to commissioned works, Nadya delivers empowering photography workshops and presentations for youth, universities, and community groups. She currently resides in Tkarón:to on Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the Credit River & Dish With One Spoon Territory.

This event is hosting by CFUV, a non-profit radio station and media organization broadcasting from the beautiful, traditional and unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən & W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples (Victoria, BC). This event is funded by the Canadian Radio Fund of Canada.

This event will be held online on Zoom. If you need an assistance accessing the event, or if you have any questions please reach out to Cassidy at The event will recorded in part or whole and will be made available after the event.


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