Vera Saltzman's Bio

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, photography has long been a “back burner” interest for Vera Saltzman, but she didn’t become serious about it until she moved north to Nunavut. Struggling to fit in, she turned to her photography to build a bridge between herself and the Inuit, a friendship of sorts – a visual record of an intangible exchange.  

After returning south, Vera studied full time at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), completing the portfolio development program. Through her work, she focuses her attention on issues of identity and the development of a “sense of place,” the passage of time and the fragility of life. She currently lives in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.

Vera was a runner up in the Creative Quarterly: Journal of Art and Design for her series Cry of the Lake Dwellers, and has won an Applied Arts Award recognizing creative excellence. Her work has been featured on a number of online sites including Lenscratch and The Atlantic, and been published in several magazines including Ottawa Magazine, Black & White Magazine, SHOTS, and Seities.