Aphiraa is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her primary mediums are photography, paintings, and mixed mediums. She believes art can be a used as a powerful vessel for social change and transformative awareness. To follow more of her work, visit: wwww.aphiraa.com and IG: sunshine.peppers

About: I'm not sure if it's because my family is also from an island. Or that many of my people were/are refugees and these children, unknowingly represent one of the earliest documented cases of future climate change refugees. or that my family name is Guna and the people of this island are the Guna Yala people. Regardless of these subtle coincidences, the connection I felt with these kids and the community was so special. My experience documenting their world continues to ground me with my core values.