Indigenous women photographers create online community to share images, stories
From fashion shoots to a first-time moose-hunt, a new website has given a group of Indigenous women photographers a place where they can share their work and stories amongst themselves and with a growing audience.
Tea and Bannock is a collective blog that features the work of seven photographers from across the country, including co-founders Tenille Campbell, who is Dene and Métis and Joi T. Arcand, who is Cree.
Other contributors include Shawna McLeod, a Dene photographer from N.W.T., Jessica Wood, Gitxsan from B.C., Amanda Laliberte, who is Métis, Caroline Blechert, who is Inuvialuit and Claudine Bull, who is Cree.
"We're just showing that we all have these experiences and they're all different but they're all Indigenous and they're all relevant," Campbell said.
Launched in January 2016, Tea and Bannock already has dozens of photo essays about those wide range of experiences, including northern living, powwows, hunting trips, a tour of an abandoned residential school and even "Indigenous erotica."
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