KRISTI GIAMBATTISTA

“For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to "give a meaning" to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder.”


― Henri Cartier-Bresson

Just call me Kris.

You can find me somewhere between Canada and Germany. When I was seven, I bought my first fujifilm sport camera and have been shooting ever since. In 2016, I graduated OCAD University, since then I've found my love for curation and project coordination. My individual pursuits attempt to merge the gap between art and narrative. I want to bring people in communities together to foster human connection and open up space for understanding.

My most recent projects navigate intersectionality. I use photography, both film and digital as forms of documentation to research and explore social constructs of human identity, cultural beliefs and national origins within foreign places. I also collage to cope with political matters and travel to find ends of the earth that feel like home.

I call all of this... The Art of Storytelling.

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Kristi's photography work has been featured internationally with Inspirational 35, Balaclava.Q, Smarty Magazine, FAD Magazine, contemporarycruising, Art-Vibes, Segno Online, A Plus A Gallery, Photo Life Magazine, PhotoEd Magazine, Photographers Without Borders, FASHION Magazine and OCAD University.

Kristi's curated shows have been a part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and La Biennale Di Venezia.

krisgiamb@gmail.com

Toronto | Berlin

Above image by Dave Coulson (www.davecoulson.ca) at the #ClimateStrike for #ClimateJustice. 2019

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