Linda Briskin (she/her) is a writer and fine art photographer.
As a photographer, she is intrigued by the permeability between the remembered and the imagined, and the ambiguities in what we choose to see. Rather than ‘capturing’ images, she ‘imagines’ them, an approach that combines invention with representation. She often uses photo-collage and photo manipulation to construct unique and painterly images layered with nuance and narrative which both embrace and displace the original images.
Her photographs have been published widely in literary journals and camera magazines: recently, Humana Obscura, iIanot Review, Masque & Spectacle,Tiny Seed Literary Journal, High Shelf Press, Burningword Literary Journal, Cobalt Review, *82 Review, Flare Journal, Alluvian,The Hopper and Tipping the Scales. The series Fractured and Portrait of The Photographer were published in PhotoEd (Spring and Fall 2020). In 2020, a photo-essay Liminal Animism was published in Canadian Camera. In 2021 and 2022, her photographs were chosen for the Herstory exhibit sponsored by Manhattan Arts International. In 2021, her image Satellite Dishes in Fez was selected for the International Photography Exhibition at Viewpoint Gallery in Nova Scotia, and Mist on the Rouge for the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. Her images have been included in numerous on line juried shows. Recently in She (Texas), Intimate Landscapes (Collex Art) and Winter Magic (Massachusetts).
In her fiction, Briskin is drawn to writing about whimsy, fleeting moments, and the small secrets of interior lives. Her creative nonfiction bends genres, makes quirky connections and highlights social justice themes—quietly. Her writing has recently appeared in Barren, *82Review, Masque & Spectacle, The Schuylkill Valley Review, Canary, Tipping the Scales, Montreal Serai, The Ekphrastic Review, Rise Up Review and Cobalt Review among others. She is interested in the relationship between text and image.
Linda Briskin is Professor Emeritus in the Social Science Department, and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.
Linda Briskin acknowledges that she lives on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples which is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. This land is covered by Treaty 13 and the Williams Treaties.