Artist Story

I've always been visually oriented, better with pictures than words. In middle school, I carried a disposable camera with me and took pictures of everyone I went to school with, friends and strangers. I didn't think of it as a possible career then. It was just something I did. Today, I make my living with a combination of photojournalism and commercial photography.

After two years of studying painting at Red Deer College, I moved to Halifax and studied photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After working with Coast magazine in Halifax, I returned to Yellowknife and took a position as photo editor/staff photographer at Up Here Publications, a job that let me travel  across the North, covering a wide variety of stories.

I was initially most interested in portraits and studio-based work, and intrigued by the possibilities of carefully controlled and precisely planned studio lighting. As my work has progressed, I have incorporated more photojournalistic techniques and approaches, shooting with natural light, on location. My commercial work and editorial work are very important to me, but I most love working on my own artistic projects, which inspire me to keep on pushing my process and style forward.

Artist Bio: 

Angela Gzowski is an award-winning photographer and photo editor. Born and raised in Yellowknife, NT, she has a BFA in Photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Photo editor and staff photographer at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines from 2012 to 2014, her editorial work has appeared in MoneySense, Lexpert, Photolife, Today's Parent and The Coast. As a commercial photographer she has worked for clients that include Telus, Re-Group Marketing, and Outcrop Communications. 

Last Updated: February 1, 2020

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