Lana Šlezić is an award-winning Canadian photographer and filmmaker who has lived and worked all over the world. Lana grew up in Port Credit, Ontario. From 2004 to 2006 Lana spent two years documenting the lives of women across Afghanistan. She authored the internationally acclaimed book Forsaken, which won numerous awards and was selected in 2008 by American Photo Magazine as one of the top ten photo books of that year. Among other awards, she also won a World Press Photo award for her portrait series on Afghan women entitled “A Window Inside.” Lana has lived in India, Turkey, Afghanistan and the UAE and has a body of photographic work that has been published globally, including National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Maclean’s, The Walrus and many more. Her work has also been exhibited internationally.
More recently, Lana has turned her storytelling eye to film and has produced, directed and/or shot several commercial works and short documentaries. Bee Nation is Lana’s first feature-length documentary film and was selected for the opening night film at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival.
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