Toronto, ON, Canada
Alyssa Bistonath (b. 1982) is a Toronto-based photographer whose art investigates memory, time, and intimacy. The daughter of Guyanese immigrants, Bistonath offers a new nostalgia – images that are simultaneously fresh and evocative of family mementos.
Bistonath’s photography has been featured in public exhibits in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Key work has been shown in The Art of the Archive, Ryerson University Image Centre (2012); the Toronto Transit Commission and the University of Toronto through the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2012 and 2010); and the Flash Forward Festival (2010). Bistonath was also honoured to win the Magenta Foundation’s annual Flash Forward competition three times.
Alyssa Bistonath has a Bachelor of Fine Arts: New Media from Ryerson University (2005) and is currently working on her first documentary film Why We Fight. Bistonath aspires to document a growing discourse about Guyana’s past, present, and future throughout the Guyanese diaspora. A major area of research for the film is form, and how it can be used to challenge and change historically divisive modes of representation found in the archive.
She is available to do creative work with commercial and editorial clients. Past clients include Report on Business magazine (for The Globe and Mail), World Vision, and World Wildlife Fund. Contact Alyssa Bistonath to start a conversation about your project
2015 - SF Award for Documentary Media, 2015 - Graduate Scholarship , 2014 - Graduate Award, 2010 - Flash Forward, 2006 - Flash Forward
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