Victoria West is a fine art and portrait photographer. She’s built a strong reputation and business in Oromocto, NB, by creating portraits for people who hate being photographed (just like her). She is internationally awarded, the highlight of which was winning a Bronze medal for Canada in the 2019 World Photographic Cup. She also made history by being awarded Portrait Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) the last 3 consecutive years.
“To represent Canada for the 4th year in a row is such an incredible honor. I’m so proud to be part of such a talented team of photographers. Go Canada Go!”
#MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) is a tribute to the long list of Indigenous victims, estimated around 4,000 in Canada alone, but the true number may never be known.
This image was created in January 2020, while Australia burned and Covid 19 was beginning to spread. It symbolizes how we are destroying the planet with our appetites, both literally and figuratively. It’s also a play off the famous da Vinci painting, The Last Supper.
I created “Humane Meat” to represent what would happen if a more intelligent species treated us like we treat “lesser” animals. The image was inspired by a photo of pigs on a slaughter truck. To have this image showcased on the world stage is not only a great honour for myself, but more importantly it’s a voice for the animals and their right to live.
The captivating image ‘Exsanguinate’ is a photographic recreation of the painting Dante and Virgil by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.