Photographer Tawna Brown in the arctic barrenlands of Canada's Northwest Territories.

My Mission: Pursue opportunities to connect with individuals at an emotional level, by inspiring, transporting and influencing them through my photography, stories and small group travel experiences, where together, we curiously explore the world around us, engage the senses, learn to see the world through a new lens and embrace the journey along the way.

Photographer – Writer – Traveler – Dreamer

Tawna Brown is an internationally published photographer, writer, and world traveler, who at a very young age, was diagnosed with a serious case of wanderlust.  Born, raised and still residing north of the 60th parallel, in the capital city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Tawna is very proud of her off-the-beaten-track provenance.


Photography is a never-ending journey of learning, discovery, interpretation and creation.  No matter where I go, my eyes are always wide open and alert, receptive to the messages and emotions embedded in everything around me.  Everything has a story and everything has meaning.

I am both receiver and transmitter. I receive the messages, emotions, and stories from my surroundings, and after interpreting them (through the creative post-processing phase), I transmit my own version and vision of the message through my photographs. This is why I love photography; it is such a powerful, creative and emotive form of communication.

My passion for photography began early on in high school and I have been selling and licensing my work professionally since 2010.  Self-taught, my primary focus is on fine art and editorial/travel photography.

I shoot in RAW format, and this means that every single photo needs to be processed afterwards (like a negative in a darkroom) in order to “finalize” it and turn it into a usable jpg file. My favourite part of photography is the post-processing; this is when my creative juices really get flowing! Artists have this thing called a “creative license,” and it is up to them to decide how to use their creativity – the sky is the limit. (For instance, see my “painterly photographs”). 


While Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada is my “home base”, I like to think that I LIVE IN THE WORLD. The remoteness of my home base never stopped me from traveling far and wide.  (Although COVID-19 has certainly put a massive wrinkle into the travel scene!) And if I’m not traveling, I’m more than likely thinking about or planning my next adventure.

I have an insatiable appetite for traveling – for the sense of adventure, newness, and the unknown that traveling brings. Combine that with the creative process of photography and you have a winning recipe for the senses!

In 2015-2016, I took myself on an epic round-the-world photographic journey, traveling to wherever my heart and camera desired! I am still sharing stories and photos from these adventures, and I will be for a long time to come.  In late 2020, I will be taking another sabbatical, and pending the COVID-19 situation, I hope to be traveling the world again.  If you would like to join me on my visual journeys (I’d love the company!) or keep up to date on my photographic works, be sure to subscribe to my BLOG. I hope you enjoy!

I am a member of the International Travel Writers AllianceInternational Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce and a registered artist in the NWT Arts Program.

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand ­ and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.”

– Marie Beyon Ray

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Laurel Irving, BScN
Continuing Care Manager, Tlicho Community Services Agency, Behchoko, Northwest Territories

“I was impressed with Tawna’s refreshing treatment of local northern scenes and bought several canvases on the spot for our seniors home in Behchoko. The elders and staff alike have enjoyed Tawna’s work! I think her work celebrates the environmental and cultural richness of our region and her prints are frequently the basis of storytelling and reminiscing.”

Lisa M. Van de Water Harvey
Psychospiritual Trauma Therapist, Northwest Territories

“Tawna’s gifted artistry captures mood, movement and depth. Her work has the profound ability to reach down into one’s soul and stir within, and to make it so that the viewer-participant shares Tawna’s vision, capturing the actual People, the Animals, the Land almost as if we are staring through the same sacred solo lens.”

Arthur Boutilier
Visual Storyteller - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
“Tawna’s beautiful and stunning works are reflective of her desire to share her personal and intimate glimpses with others, particularly in ways that resonate with both northern and international audiences.”