Date: Apr 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: T Building Gallery

Langara's first Photographer in Residence, Tilly Nelson, will be showing her work and giving a public talk on April 8 in the T Building Gallery from 6:00 to 7:30pm, with a reception to follow until 8:30pm. 

Tilly Nelson has worked with people with disabilities from a young age. Since working as a commercial photographer and media creator, her fight for representation and inclusion grew. Through her lens, she empowers voices that are often overlooked, capturing each individual with authenticity and respect.

Tilly will be showcasing series of studio portraits showing people with disabilities in their roles of work. The goal of this project is to empower younger people with disabilities, but not make a person with a disability a hero or suggest that it’s surprising that they are in this role. “What I’m learning about the inclusive storytelling part of my work is that it’s not my narrative, but the narrative of the people I am photographing," says Tilly. "This really shapes the process of my personal projects and so I’d love to bring that into this residency and show the students how and why I approach projects in the way that I do.”

This event is free and open to the community but there is limited capacity. Please RSVP below to secure your seat

Monday, April 8
T Building Gallery (Campus map)
Doors open: 5:30pm
Program: 6:00–7:30pm
Reception in foyer: 7:30–8:30pm

About Tilly 

Tilly Nelson

Over the past few years, Tilly has produced a few personal projects, listed below:

Disability Pride: Disability Pride is celebrated every July and is an opportunity to honour the history, achievements, experiences and struggles of the disability community. Tilly’s project is about creatively reflecting the meaning of the disability pride flag and giving the space to the disabled community to share their words - without non-disabled people speaking for them.

Inclusivity, increasing representation in the media: The industry is becoming more and more aware of inclusion. Tilly sees the disabled community being left behind as companies focus on ethnicities, body shape, gender and sexual orientation. This body of work is about showing what is possible and highlighting the beauty of the disabled community whilst also normalising it.

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