Natasha Hirt

Marketing Assistant

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A little bit about you:
As an artist, photographer, environmentalist, and activist, I strongly believe that art is perhaps the most important tool in creating change, advocacy and inspiring action. Acknowledging my own agency, I strive to deconstruct and challenge stereotypes and barriers.

Lately, my work and interests revolve around sustainability and slowing down processes. Slow journalism, minimal design and conscious photography are a few of my focuses, all while breaking the cycle of destructive consumerism, such as fast fashion. There is strength and beauty in slowing down, asking questions and being deliberate about what you create and put out into the world.

As a creative, I am always absorbing information and inspiration everywhere I go, and with everything I do. Inspiration can come to me sometimes through unexpected avenues in life and I tend to pull from that when creating. Ultimately, through my work I hope to create and inspire, striving for positive changes in the world around me.

A little bit about your role at PWB:
My role centres on all things creative at PWB. It's my main job to synchronize with all of the wonderful work my fellow teammates do on a regular basis, and present it beautifully. Whether that be designing the PWB bi-annual magazine, managing social media, creating newsletters or updating our website. Everything that goes out into the world needs to be curated and on-brand, and that's where the creative team comes in.

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I really enjoy hiking and camping in pretty much any season and I also love thrifting!

3 things on your Bucket List:
Visit every province and territory in Canada Scuba diving with sharks
Road trip in classic VW camper

Favourite Books / Podcasts (3):
The Outsiders
Live Awake (podcast by Sarah Blondin) Series of Unfortunate Events

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a:
Anything to do with wildlife and being outside!

What makes you more than a photographer?
I'm a visual storyteller! I use photography as a tool to tell visual stories to educate people about science and conservation issues.

What are you most passionate about?
I'm passionate about using photography and video to share conservation stories with the world and inspiring people to make positive changes in their life to be more sustainable and aware of the many issues we are currently facing in the world and locally even within Canada.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
Do what makes you happy.

What inspires you?
Positive stories and successes of environmental and sustainability issues and campaigns inspire me to believe that the change in the world we are working toward is achievable.

Favourite quote:
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” - Rob Stewart

If you have any questions, you can contact natasha at:
natasha@photographerswithoutborders.org

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