Tilt / Shift

tilt-shift \`tilt `shift\

adj.

1. Photography term: to change the orientation and/or position of the lens by movement.



In this Koffler.Digital publication, four artists explore ideas surrounding self-portraiture. Mariam Magsi, Shelley Niro, Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Carol Sawyer consider the implications (political or otherwise) of constructing one's own representation through photography, grappling with subjectivity, performance and visuality.
tilt-shift \`tilt `shift\

adj.

1. Photography term: to change the orientation and/or position of the lens by movement.



In this Koffler.Digital publication, four artists explore ideas surrounding self-portraiture. Mariam Magsi, Shelley Niro, Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Carol Sawyer consider the implications (political or otherwise) of constructing one's own representation through photography, grappling with subjectivity, performance and visuality.
 
tilt-shift \`tilt `shift\

adj.

1. Photography term: to change the orientation and/or position of the lens by movement.



In this Koffler.Digital publication, four artists explore ideas surrounding self-portraiture. Mariam Magsi, Shelley Niro, Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Carol Sawyer consider the implications (political or otherwise) of constructing one's own representation through photography, grappling with subjectivity, performance and visuality.
 

Mariam Magsi

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and currently living and working in Toronto, Canada, Mariam Magsi is a Multidisciplinary Artist working in Photography, Video, Performance, Installation and other arts. Magsi holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design from OCAD University. | mariammagsi.com

Shelley Niro

Shelley was born in Niagara Falls, New York and grew up on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario. Through her work, she challenges the expectations placed on Indigenous people by telling their stories from her own perspective. | shelleyniro.ca

Kosisochukwu Nnebe

Kosisochukwu is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Inspired by the work of countless Black feminist intellectuals and artists, her work aims to combine critical theory and visual arts practice and explores the role of art as an interactive and disruptive force. Using phenomenology (the study of experience) as a methodology, her practice aims to engage viewers on issues of race, gender and power in ways that make them aware of their own complicity through interactive and installation-based pieces.

Her work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Places des Arts and Station 16 in Montreal, and the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View, California. She has given presentations on her artistic practice and research at universities across Quebec, including Laval, McGill and Concordia, and has facilitated youth workshops at the Ottawa Art Gallery and Redwood City High School in California. She is currently based in Ottawa. | colouredconversations.com

Carol Sawyer

Carol is a visual artist and singer working primarily with photography, installation, video, and improvised music. Since the early 1990’s her visual art work has been concerned with the connections between photography and fiction, performance, memory, and history. She performs regularly with her improvising ensemble ion Zoo (with whom she has released three CDs) and in other ad hoc improvising ensembles. Her work is represented by Republic Gallery, Vancouver. | carolsawyer.net