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I FEEL AT HOME


whenever the unknown

surrounds me

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I FEEL AT HOME


whenever the unknown

surrounds me

| Björk |

ABOUT NANCY

Nancy Forde is a Canadian photographer and visual seanachaí, Irish for storyteller. Her work explores the interconnectedness between humans and their environment, navigating themes of isolation, belonging, erasure, memory, boundaries, and health.  Of special focus are reproductive and mental health and the rights of those most affected by targeted oppression and systemic failure to safeguard them. Polar health also draws her eye, particularly in the Arctic, including its food security, cultural preservation, status as 'ground zero' for climate change and consequences from the continued fallout of colonialism upon its land and inhabitants. She seeks to use her lens to push past traditional perceptions of home, family, gender and the north.

A current documentary project, Womb, examines 'what we carry and what we shed' and how courage and resilience bleed through the myriad ways the uterus affects our lives, good or bad. In 2018, she plans to launch her project Tundra to examine themes of barrenness and fertility in lives and landscape encountered above the 66th parallel.

Arctic selfie aboard the Katak. Ilulissat, Greenland. August 2016.

Arctic selfie aboard the Katak. Ilulissat, Greenland. August 2016.

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Exhibits


It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
| Erma Bombeck |

Exhibits


It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
| Erma Bombeck |

Distillation: The Essence of Waterloo | May 2018
   Centre for International Governance Innovation | Waterloo, ON

Ruralgia Solo Exhibit I May 2015-June 2016 |
   Death Valley’s Little Brother | Waterloo, ON

    Grace & Ritual Inaugural All Woman Art-Show |  April 2013 | 
       Hosted by Iam8bit | Los Angeles, CA

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    News


    To be persuasive, we must be believable,
    To be believable, we must be credible,
    To be credible, we must be truthful.
    |  Edward R. Murrow |

    News


    To be persuasive, we must be believable,
    To be believable, we must be credible,
    To be credible, we must be truthful.
    |  Edward R. Murrow |

    PUBLISHED BY OTHERS

    Anaana, The Island Review | April 2019

    Featured: RPS #HundredHeroines Nominee | September 2018

    Cover: The New Quarterly, Issue 145 | Winter 2018

    Cover, The New Quarterly, Issue 137 | Winter 2016

    Finding Rural Beauty | October 2015

    Ruralgia | May 2015

    Forde Photographs in DVLB | May 2015

    Contributor: Women In Clothes | September 2014

    Solo Flight | April 2013

    PUBLISHED BY NANCY

    Event: Myth or Menstruation | March 2019

    Janis | May 2018

    Anabela | February 2018

    Why I March | February 2018

    Anbrin & Meg | November 2017

    Kat | October 2017

    Vanessa | April 2017

    Beth | March 2017

    Strangers | February 2017

    Germination | February 2017