Based in Los Angeles, CANolwen (she/her) is a photographer & director born and raised in the suburbs of Southern California. As a first generation mixed race, Latinx, queer woman, her identity informs the type of narratives she leans into. Nolwen makes content thatrepresents people she didn't see in media growing up.
Her approach to portraiture is to create a safe setting and allow people to feel comfortable with who they are. She meets people at the energy they’re at in the moment, never forcing anything.
Nolwen travels often to Colombia where her family lives. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Nolwen is an honoree of The 30 New + Emerging Photographers to Watch and 2020 Lit List finalist. She is a member of Free the Work, Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Authority Collective.
Contour by Getty Images
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