Birthe Piontek

living in Canada – visit artist website

Birthe Piontek is a photo based artist living in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Originally from Germany, she moved to Canada in 2005 after receiving her MFA from the University of Essen in Communication Design and Photography.

Birthe describes her photography as an exploration of the individual and is interested in the concept of Self. Her main focus is portrait photography but she also utilizes other art forms like installation and collage to investigate the essence of portraiture and to what degree identity can be visualized.