Ryan Walker is a Toronto-based photographer, specializing in documentary and editorial photography, and visual advocacy. Walker holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and his work has been exhibited in Canada, Australia and the United States. He has also received several awards, grants, and scholarships including PDN Emerging Photographer (featured), Magenta Flash Forward, and an Ontario Graduate Fellowship. Walker is especially interested in people who model alternate ways of living with and off the land. His work explores narratives surrounding themes of land and identity, particularly in the interdependence of geographical and corporeal bodies—how location shapes subjectivity, and vice versa. Propelled by a curiosity about so-called authenticity in the politics of identity and/as place, Walker’s practice crosses the boundaries between photojournalism, documentary, and fine art.