Q&A with Amber Bracken, Canadian photojournalist and winner of the 2022 Ken Filkow Prize

Amber Bracken is a Canadian photojournalist who has reported extensively on the impacts of colonization, often affecting Indigenous peoples in North America. PEN Canada awarded her the 2022 Ken Filkow Prize for her courageous coverage of  the 2021 coastal pipeline protests on Wetʼsuwetʼen First Nation territory in British Columbia. Bracken has also won the Contemporary Issues category of the 2017 World Press Photo awards and in 2022 won the overall World Press Photo of the Year.

free expression matters

PEN Survey Results

When presented with a number of issues in Canada and abroad, 80% of respondents reported they were very or extremely concerned about the silencing of Canadian scientists and 77% were very or extremely concerned about right to information and access to information laws in Canada.

Bear – A Defence of Reading

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship