Carla Hunt is a self-taught photographer based in Vernon, British Columbia. Focusing on wildlife and landscape photography, Carla’s goal is to bring Beauty in the Okanagan to the people. As the population continually increases in the Okanagan region, we need to be aware of our natural surroundings to ensure we protect critical habitat for the wildlife that call this home.
Carla is a member of the Kwakiutl First Nation, located in the northern Vancouver Island area. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Carla Hunt moved to Vernon in 1998 and loves the area. In recent years, Carla moved back to Victoria to care for her ailing foster-dad who was suffering from dementia. Anyone who has cared for a loved-one will understand the importance of self-care for the caregiver. That’s when Carla purchased a Nikon D7000 and began the journey into photography in 2012.
Carla’s foster-dad unknowingly gave her this gift to find her passion in life which is photography. Once this painful work was complete, Carla moved back to Vernon.
Carla’s work is regularly published in the Vernon Morning Star and other Black Press Media publications , showcasing her work to thousands in the Okanagan. In the summer of 2019, Our Canada Magazine featured Carla in a major photo essay and included another photo in the Fall edition of that year. December 2019 was the month of upgraded equipment – Nikon D850 and a new lens to learn. The journey continues.
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