Rachel Nixon is a British-Canadian fine art photographer – and former journalist – living and working in Vancouver, Canada.
Inspired by the potential of natural forms to offer unexpected perspectives, she uses strategies such as abstraction, fragmentation and multiple exposure to bring these to the viewer’s attention. In her practice, she also develops constructed realities exploring themes such as secrecy, isolation, and a desire for connection with the outside world. Throughout her work runs a deep appreciation for colour and structure.
In September 2019, Rachel graduated with honours from the VanArts professional photography program in Vancouver. Since then, her work has been exhibited internationally and received a number of accolades, including two Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
Before moving full-time into visual art, Rachel had a successful 20-year career as a journalist and news executive in the UK, US and Canada for organizations including the BBC, CBC and Microsoft where she developed and ran digital news services. Her passion for storytelling, love of innovation and drive for excellence now extend to her visual work.
Rachel holds a first class honours degree from the University of Oxford in Modern Languages and Literature.