Photo by Mark Comon
Through monochromatic imagery, Nīa (pronounced Neye-uh) MacKnight seeks to highlight the power of the spirit within times of unrest. Her approach to visual storytelling is informed by the raw beauty of realism, formal elements of poetry, and the rhythm of instinctual knowledge. MacKnight turns to the paradigms of her Lakota/Anishinaabe/Scottish ancestry to examine urban spaces of existence beyond settler histories. Her camera forges a space where conceptual and documentary genres meet to transform scenes of daily life into sites for transformation and healing.