laurenkanachan (at) gmail (dot) com

Hi, I'm Lauren

My roots are Japanese and Chinese (Hong Kong), my parents immigrated to Canada where I grew up. I lived in Europe for two years for an international master's programme and fell in love with a nomadic life.

I'm happiest when I'm photographing and writing. My hope is to create images and communicate to a global audience in a way that is relatable, honest, and most of all from the heart. 

I love quiet and open spaces, and enjoy plenty of time in nature. I love the feeling of exhaustion after hard work or hard hikes. I love the endless, infinite feeling of a night's sky.  I love eating with my hands, sitting on the floor, and eating fresh fruit from trees. I love being lost in foreign languages, and then trying to get un-lost by starting conversations with local people.

Most of all, I love the world in all it's diversity. My heartbreaks at the injustice and inequalities, but I strive to do meaningful work and work with people who are also trying to make the world more just and loving. 


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Master of Science (M.Sc), Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Tourism Management, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia / University of Girona, Spain

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), University of Guelph, Canada