photo by Natasha MacDonald

About Me

Shelby Lisk is a photographer, videographer and writer from Kenhté:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, in Ontario). She completed her degree in Fine Arts, with a minor in Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa (2015) and a diploma in Photojournalism at Loyalist College (2019). She is currently completing a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture through Queen's University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020). 

Shelby is interested in capturing people's intrinsic connection to culture, land (place) and one other – especially through stories of Indigenous people in Canada. Shelby has worked for commercial clients such as the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Kagita Mikam and Scholastic Canada. Her writing and photography have been published in Red Rising Magazine, The Globe and Mail, APTN news, Hart House Review, Watershed Magazine, In/words Magazine and "#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women", published by Annick Press. 

Shelby is the recipient of a Governor General's History award in the Indigenous Arts and Stories category (Historica Canada 2018), the News Photographer's Association of Canada student multimedia award (NPAC, 2018), best "short short"in TVO's short doc contest (TVO, 2019), Farzana Wahidy Premiers Award in photojournalism (Loyalist College, 2018), Bill Hunt Memorial Award for reporting and writing (Loyalist College, 2018), Emerging Indigenous Reporter Scholarship from JHR (Journalists for Human Rights, 2017) and the Daïmôn Prize for Photography (University of Ottawa, 2014). 

Click here for Shelby's Resume

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