Narisa Ladak (b. 1986) is a Canadian photographer and videographer based in Toronto and New York City. She spent the last five years working as a Telecom Marketing Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan and Toronto, Canada, during which time her interest in the arts flourished. Narisa’s experience working in the business world has helped shape the way she interacts with, markets to and serves her client base as a creative individual.
Narisa's artistic work is often inspired by her time working and traveling in the Eastern world. In fact, she has the outline of Africa and Asia tattooed on her as a reminder of her roots as a third generation Indian woman and the transformative experience she had living in Kabul. She is also heavily influenced by her love of music and its universal nature.
Selected Clients and Publications:
Instagram feature, New York Magazine (The Cut), Globe and Mail (Report on Business Magazine), TELUS, Danica Samuels (Journalist), Manifesto Festival
Articles, Awards and Exhibitions:
2016 - One of thirteen finalists in Together Art Contest Exhibit, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Toronto
2016 - Work published in New York Magazine, The Cut, New York
2015 - Participated in group show "Tipping Point", International Center of Photography, New York
2015 - Published in Shift Book Vol.10, International Center of Photography, New York
2014 - Participated in group show, 14th Annual Ryerson Continuing Education Photography Exhibit, Toronto
2015 - Certificate of General Studies, International Center of Photography, New York
2014 - Documentary Photography 392, Ryerson University, Toronto
2014 - Farsi Level I and II, University of Toronto, Toronto
2009 - Masters of Management of Innovation, University of Toronto, Toronto
2008 - Honours Specialization in Medical Science, Minor in French, University of Western Ontario, London