About Me

Alia Youssef is a Vancouver-based portrait and documentary photographer interested in complicating representations of marginalized groups and national narratives, as well as highlighting underrepresented stories and histories. Her personal projects have been exhibited in solo and group shows at prominent galleries and festivals across Canada such as Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, The Image Centre Student Gallery, The Parliament of Canada, Presentation House Gallery, and Nuit Blanche Toronto. Her commercial projects with global brands have been displayed internationally, including in New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly Circus. Her work has been published in numerous online and print publications including The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Narwhal, and Elle Magazine. Alia has done many public artist talks, most notably for Apple Pacific Centre, We Day Toronto, and Instagram. She completed the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly named Ryerson University) and was awarded the Ryerson University Gold Medal. 

Select Editorial, NGO and Commercial Clients:  The Globe and Mail,  Maclean's Magazine, The Narwhal, Quill & Quire Magazine, Canadian Business, Ryerson University Magazine, University of Toronto Magazine, West End Phoenix, YWCA Canada, Plan Canada, Dove, Getty Images, and The Noun Project.

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For a longer list of press/features, as well as exhibitions, awards, and achievements, read my CV here.


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