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November 13, 2023
Indigenous portrait photographer Nadya Kwandibens will be joining the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives’ (PAMA) Talk Series.
On Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., Kwandibens will talk about her work on the exhibition “The Red Chair Sessions” that is currently on display at PAMA and how it was created.
On now until Feb. 25, “The Red Chair Sessions” is an ongoing open-call portraiture series placing importance on the acknowledgment and reclamation of Indigenous lands and reviving Indigenous languages.
Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario.
“My work is deeply connected to Indigenous people and who we are,” she said in a news release.
“That’s always been the main goal behind my work: to have my photography be an accurate representation and depiction of who we are as Indigenous Peoples — as Nations across Turtle Island — to eradicate negative stereotypes by highlighting our complexities, our realities and our resistance to ongoing colonialism.”