Vanessa Tignanelli is a documentary photographer and videographer currently based in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, available for assignment.

Her expertise lies in capturing the essence of a person, a place, a story, a business. Combining her training in conceptual art, journalism and filmmaking gives her work a unique lens, and goes beyond the typical headshot to the more significant environmental portrait. She brings this to everything she documents, whether it be a family photoshoot or journalistic assignment.

In her personal work, she is interested in exploring how people heal. The work celebrates resiliency and individuality, looks for hope in tragedy, and brings the misunderstood a little closer. The stories highlighted on this website take us to people living on the fringes of society and calls for us to be comfortable there.

Vanessa's work has been recognized by the Royal Family, NPAC National Photographs of the Year Awards, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and InFocus Photo Exhibit and Award. She is a graduate of the studio art program at University of Guelph and the photojournalism program at Loyalist College. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, VICE, Photographers Without Borders, CBC, National Post, Toronto Star, PhotoEd Magazine, and The Waterloo Region Record.



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