Roya DelSol is a Black lens-based artist working primarily in photography & film; capturing Black femme intimacies, strength & joy in hopes of visualizing new, liberated worlds. It is her goal for her work in all spheres to centre and elevate the experiences Black, queer, and marginalized peoples. As a photographer, she has worked on projects for NXNE, Spotify, Adidas and Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project; with work published in outlets such as FLARE, Lez Spread the Word, and NOW! Toronto. Creating film work ranging from music videos to short documentaries, her video content has been featured in online outlets such as the Globe & Mail.
“I have great respect for the work community group Black Women In Motion does, and was eager to be a part of the campaign because of that! I’ve also personally had a tumultuous history with my hair and my ability to care for it, so I was really excited to be able to celebrate the beauty & diversity of Black hair (and Black women at large.) That’s something that never gets old to me.”
Brianna is a film photographer specializing in portraiture. A graduate of Humber’s photography program, she’s accumulated six years of experience and has had her work featured in publications like MacLeans and FLARE and has shot festivals inclusive of ManifesTO and Afropunk. Inspired by her Jamaican roots, she uses her ongoing project, “Out of Many, One People” to chronicle portraits of queer, Afro-Caribbean people. Hailing from Toronto’s west end, Roye is passionate about using her talent to tell stories and document underrepresented communities.