I have loved photography my whole life and had a camera in my hands since I was 4 years old. My passion for photography was ignited by my father, Ian.  

I was born and raised in South Africa and lived in New Orleans, LA in the U.S. for ten years. I now reside in Vancouver, BC. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, (with a major in Photography) from The Emily Carr University Of Art and Design.

My photographic practice has been characterized by an interest in explorations of loss and personal trauma. I have spent much of the past few years exploring personal loss, mining my own life for material.

With my most recent work, I have moved on from an exploration of personal loss to environmental loss. I have always had a strong interest in unravelling the complex relationships between the human and non- human world. 

Through my photographic art, I aim to encourage people to see beyond the ingrained, constrictive limitations forced upon us by the mainstream of race,gender,borders,languages,countries, religions, continents, cultures -and even species and to see that we all share a commonality of consciousness and spirit. 

There is a Latin saying "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" which translates to " Art is Long, Life is short." Life is in a constant state of creation, destruction and change. Photography, Art, and the creative process are for me essential tools for maintaining a continuing engagement with being alive.

Experience life, record the journey.

-Tanya Linnegar