Soloman Chiniquay

Sol-portrait – 2021 – garden_ 05

Soloman Chiniquay is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living between xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territory and his homelands of Treaty 7 territory. His lens-based work explores the ways he is welcomed to witness expressions of Indigeneity, creating imagery that attempts to show, in sometimes raw ways, the land and the people on it, the ways people use and connect to the land, and the artifacts they leave on it. Sol has worked on film productions such as The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and documentary shorts Joe Buffalo and Be Long, and is a founding member of The Stoney Nakoda AV Club. In 2020 he published the photography book Wahiâba O-zaza Ta-pa, with poems by jaz whitford, Yujin Aspen Kim and DEBBY FRIDAY. Sol also tries to incorporate teaching and education in the projects he is involved in. He also teaches photography workshops at various high schools and community organizations throughout Canada.

Last updated: June 11, 2024