(this page was last updated in August 2023)
Belém, Brazil, 1990
Lives and works in Ananindeua, Brazil
PIPA Prize 2023 nominee
Nay Jinknss is a Black, lesbian woman, born and raised in Ananindeua, Pará. She graduated in Visual and Tech Arts Image at the University of Amazonia (UNAMA), is currently a Master’s student in Poetics and Processes of Acting in Arts at UFPA and a member of Coletiva Mamana. Nay works as a visual artist, social educator, LGBTQIAP+ artivist and researcher. In her process of documentation, she uses the methodology of shared photography and well-being developed by photographer and professor João Ripper. She has a long-standing documentation on the Ver o Peso Market and has done works for vehicles such as Uol Ecoar, Folha de São Paulo, WWF, Natura and National Geographic Brasil. The artist was the winner of the 4th season of Arte na Fotografia, on the Arte1 channel. As a Researcher, she seeks to tackle, through decolonial thinking, problematic issues regarding the construction of the Brazilian iconographic imaginary. Because thinking about a shared photograph is to allow the other, who has always been in front of the camera as a target, to express themselves so that they do not become hostages of single stories.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2023: