Melissa Renwick

Melissa Renwick is a documentary photographer based between Vancouver and Tofino, on Canada’s west coast. She is interested in documenting competing ways of life in the region, like those who are trying to live naturally, sustainably and in harmony with their environment, versus those who are manipulating nature to create jobs, profits and consumer goods.

Renwick’s work has been exhibited internationally and been recognized by The Magenta Foundation, FotoFilmic and The Canadian Online Publishing Awards. She has been named Photo Boite's 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, Canada's 2015 and 2016 Photojournalist of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada and is the co-recipient of the 2019 R. James Foreign Corresponding Fellowship.

She has been a contributing photographer to The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, the Canadian Press, VICE, Getty Images and the Toronto Star, where she worked as a staff photographer.

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