Lodoe Laura, born in Ottawa, Canada in 1991, is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. A person of mixed race, her work deals with themes of ancestry, legacy and tradition, which relate to the broader motif of identity. Her artistic practice is a response to personal realities, honoring and adapting existing practices and material. Lodoe Laura’s work questions the act of photography as a supplement for memory and permanency its use in the attempt of preserving the self. Her images have been exhibited and published internationally, and are held in private collections in Ottawa, Canada; London, UK; and in LA and NYC, USA. Lodoe Laura’s first photo book, Stateless, which attempts to tackle the notion of identity of the stateless Tibetans in Northern India, was recently acquired by the Ryerson University Archives and Special Collections.
Lodoe Laura, From my Father’s Home, from the series Colonized / Colonizer, 2015, C-Print