PAMA Talks: The Red Chair Sessions with Nadya Kwandibens
Join Nadya Kwandibens for a talk about her work in The Red Chair Sessions, currently on display at PAMA. The Red Chair Sessions is an ongoing open-call portraiture series that places importance on the acknowledgement and reclamation of Indigenous lands and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. Nadya will discuss the portraits and how the exhibition came together.
Included in general admission. Members are free. Registration recommended but not required.
Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award-winning portrait and events photographer, founder of Red Works Photography, a Canon Ambassador, the current Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto, and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 16 years. Her artistic practice builds on three ongoing bodies of work: Concrete Indians, Red Works Outtakes and the Red Chair Sessions. In addition to commissioned works, Nadya delivers empowering photography workshops and presentations for youth, universities, and community groups.
Credit: Nadya Kwandibens. Waawaate, Anishinaabe from Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation.
Photographed on Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot & Tsuut’ina of the Dene Nations, Treaty 7 Territory June 16, 2019.