It is no secret there is an abundance of talented photographers in Canada. While they all have different styles, artistic approaches, and the subjects that they choose, all of them have one thing in common – a love for Canada. Here are 10 inspiring Canadian female photographers you should be following on Instagram.
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Daisy Gilardini specializes in conservation photography of Polar regions, emphasizing Antarctic wildlife and North American bears. She has spent most of her time photographing the polar regions since her first Antarctic expedition in 1997. Originally from Switzerland, with talented photographer now calls Vancouver home.
Gilardini’s numerous awards include BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography of the Year, and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards.
Elizabeth Gadd is a Vancouver-based artist and photographer. Her work uses a combination of self-portraiture and natural landscapes to create images that evoke tranquility and illustrate the beauty of aligning one’s heartbeat with the rhythm of nature.
Since she gained international fame through her 365 days photo project, her social media platform following has surpassed 700,000+.
Born in Mexico City, Cristina Mittermeier now has a home base on Vancouver Island. As a co-founder of the non-profit organization SeaLegacy, and founder of the International League of Conservation photographers, and having her work published in National Geographic, McLean’s, and TIME, Cristina is an accomplished photographer and marine biologist.
She has dedicated much of her life to fighting for the environment and protecting the world’s ocean ecosystems through multimedia storytelling and conservation work.
Originally from the UK and now a resident of BC, Viktoria Haack has a background in fine art and anthropology. It’s this combination that gets her to observe and seek out visual stories. Haack’s work ranges from portraits to macro photography, landscape photography, and even wedding photography. Her style turns any scene into a magical dreamland. Haack is often accompanied by her Alaskan Malamute, Jack, who often makes a cameo in her work.
Rachel Jones Ross is a photographer based in Banff, and is best known for her incredible astrophotography. Her feed is filled with awe-inspiring landscapes at night filled with stars, often making us wonder how small we really are. A self-taught photographer is one of the few @SonyAlpha ambassadors in Canada.
Rebecca Simrose grew up in Calgary and worked as an obstetrician and perinatologist before transitioning to a full-time photographer. She describes her work as capturing the emotions of the landscape in different conditions. Her feed is filled with stunning landscape images, urging us to fall in love with nature again and head into the mountains.
Astrophotographer Cath Simard hails from Quebec and loves the mountains. Her images have a distinct ethereal feel to them. Her love of the outdoors and wilderness often takes her on week-long expeditions, returning with photographs and stories that will spark your imagination.
Hayley Gendron is an Ontario native who now lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Hayley is always on the move; whether it’s hiking, climbing, mountaineering, or paddling, she is at home in the mountains and on the water.
Hayley is Algonquin (Omamìwìnini) and a member of the Shabot Obaadjiwan Nation with English and French ancestry. She works with @indigwomenoutdoors to help connect Indigenous women with the outdoors.
Self-named as a “water lady,” this title is very appropriate once you see Steffi Jade’s work. Living in Tofino, British Columbia, Steffi is rarely far from the water. She creates beautiful and intimate images reflecting the ocean and life in a surf town.
Her photos often combine abstract and simplistic compositions bringing a sense of tranquility to the scenes she captures.
JenJenny Wong is a Canadian photographer and environmental scientist. With her artistic talent, Wong is passionate about documenting wildlife in polar regions and spreading awareness about climate change, focusing on the Arctic.
By bringing attention to the needs of wild creatures and the environment, she hopes to inspire a healthier future. Her Instagram account @jdubcaptures is full of stunning images accompanied by captions that provide a closer look at the effects of climate change.