lana National Magazine Award-winner

Lana is a…

daughter, sister, partner, mother of two

She also…

has planted over half a million trees
will heli-ski anywhere, anytime
thinks low light is better than magic
secretly wishes she was a dancer
thinks 2 years in afghanistan was peanuts compared to raising kids
believes home is where your people are
is painfully selective about anything that matters
remains mystified even after four years in India
sees truth where truth exists
believes life without music is tragic
thinks Afghan women are the most beautiful women on earth
melts every morning when her kids crawl into bed with her
would choose outdoors over indoors any day of the week
wishes she could sing with those Fijian women again, that was amazing
succumbs to anything deserving
digs deep when deep is required
is tired of corruption, violence and fear
thinks community is the way forward
recently discovered she can play drums
knows there is nothing more important than love

Selected Awards

2016 National Magazine Award, Silver for Walrus Magazine – Canada
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris, “A Window Inside,” Book Series, Gold – Paris
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris, “Old Delhi Haveli,” Book Series, Silver – Paris
2008 World Press Photo Award – Portrait Story “A Window Inside” – Amsterdam
2008 Panasonic Audience Award for “Forsaken” – Lumix Festival – Germany
2007 Luis Valtuena International Award for Humanitarian Photography – Madrid
2006 International Photography Award (IPA), Editorial Feature Story – USA
2006 International Photography Award (IPA), People – USA
2005 National Magazine Award, Gold – Canada
2005 Selected for World Press Joop Swart Masterclass – Amsterdam


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