Biography

Marnie Salsky is a Toronto based award-winning photographer with an interest in storytelling centered around community. Her fine art photography and site-specific commissions have been exhibited in galleries and can be found in private and corporate collections. Marnie received her MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University. Her recent work focuses on the ways in which shared collective memory gives rise to group identity. As a Jewish Torontonian and second-generation Canadian, her latest video and  photographic series considers the complexlived experiences of the Toronto Jewish community amid the recent rise of antisemitism at home and abroad. 

In addition to her love of photography, her other passion is consultancy work with not-for-profit charitable organizations, including best practices for visual storytelling across social media platforms. Marnie is a sought-after photography workshop instructor, and a member of the MYTORONTO Advisory Committee – a social enterprise connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through their own photography.

Select Artistic Exhibitions:

2021 – Ryerson Artspace Gallery, Solo Show, A Peoplehood|Amiut Yehudit   www.salskyphotodoc.com

2021 – Consulate General of Germany, Toronto, Artistic Lead & Content Producer, Stolpersteine:Stories Through Generations

2020 – Design TO, Group Exhibition, TRANSITioning Mount Dennis

2019 – Art Gallery of Mississauga, Group Exhibition Kodak Building Number #9

2018  –StreetARToronto, Artist Roster

2018 – Elaine Fleck Gallery, Duo Exhibition, Cities

2018 – Fleck Fine Art Catalogue, Member Artist

2017 – Elaine Fleck Gallery, Group Exhibition, Communication

2008 – TD Canada Trust, SNAP, Group Exhibition, Best of Canada Edition, Inside the Don ValleyBrickworks

2007 - Scotiabank, CONTACT, Solo Exhibitor and Curator, Don Valley Brickworks 

Honours/Awards:

Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition, 2022

Best Direction – Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival, 2022

Merit Award   –  Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2022

First Place – Juried Award Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2019

Competition Category Winner – Journalism SNAP, 2008 

Media/Presentations:

2022 – The CJN Magazine, Looking Within to Find a New Jewish Viewhttps://issuu.com/thecjn/docs/rosh_hashanah_2022?e=67419892/94056391

2022 – The Holocaust & Digital Memory, Exploring new media approaches to Holocausteducation, International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre 

2022 – Digital Storytelling and Creating Art during Covid-19, Kultura Collectivewww.kulturacollective.com/interview-with-marnie-salsky

2021 – This New Multimedia Art Installation in Toronto Examines Modern Jewish CommunityLife, The Canadian Jewish News  www.thecjn.ca/arts/a-peoplehood

2021 – Stolpersteine: Stories Through Generations, Liberation75, www.liberation75.org

2012 – Archive, narrative and impact of series of restored historical photos. The CanadianJewish News 



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