Linda Ozromano is an Edmonton based visual artist, community organizer and 2017 recipient of the Edmonton Arts Council’s Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant. Born and raised in Turkey, she experienced a rich mosaic of culture, history and religion. She considers photography a fascinating and engaging way to describe heart and mind opening encounters in her life. She collaborates with local and international artists on community art projects as a way to address different societal issues and held several exhibitions and community events in Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton. Over the years, she has worked with various local grassroots organizations and represented diverse and intersecting communities. She continues to be involved in Edmonton’s arts community in various artistic and mentoring roles. As an advocate for social change and social justice, she is interested in how art and storytelling influence our political, social and emotional realities, from the impact on a community up to the global level. She focuses on storytelling, social documentary and travel photography with the aim of making a better impact in the world by exposing the unknown, unfamiliar and beautiful acts of creative collaboration.
"Linda’s ability to cultivate friendships across the globe and ability to relate to others through her art inspire me to keep an open mind and heart. She manages to find common links between her and everyone she meets, no matter what differences she may have with them. I’m very lucky to have met her and I hope she continues sharing her incredible artwork and storytelling to bring people together."