Ryan Walker is a Toronto-based photographer, specializing in documentary, editorial photography, and visual advocacy. Having graduated in 2013, Walker holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. He is also an educator for the BFA Photography Program at Ryerson University and Sheridan College. His creative practice explores intimate storytelling through cinema and photographic mediums.
Walker's work has been exhibited in Canada, Italy, Russia, Australia and the U.S. He has also received several awards, grants, and scholarships including PDN’s Emerging Photographer (Fall 2017), Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers award, an Ontario Graduate Fellowship, and a Magnum Photos scholarship.
Walker is especially interested in people who model alternate ways of living, spiritual ways of living with and off the land: those who eschew what E.M. Forster calls “the architecture of hurry” that comprises contemporary urban environments. Propelled by a curiosity to explore unique narratives surrounding themes of land and identity, Walker’s interest lies in the interdependence of geographical and corporeal bodies – how location shapes subjectivity, and vice versa.