Vinsia Maharajah empowers people of colour and women, to take up space, and become changemakers, so marginalized voices become global voices.  

She aims to do this through authentic storytelling, a force that surpasses both time and space. While stories are invisible, they have the ability to turn complete strangers into neighbours.  Vinsia believes in the importance of key, authentic details, in order to honour the story being told. The tools used to tell the story are infinite, whether it's through all of your senses, or just one.  Storytelling has the ability to connect, educate, challenge, resolve, or inspire. Whether it's handed down like ancestral heirlooms, or waiting to be born, storytelling is what pushes humanity forward.

Vinsia Maharajah is a published, Toronto-based Photographer, Creative/Art Director, and a multi-disciplinary bilingual Digital Content Creator, who is known for her authenticity, storytelling, and voice. Her recent published professional work includes the September 2020 cover of Bay Street Bull featuring an image of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan of Mindy Kaling's “Never Have I Ever.” Vinsia’s photographs have also been published across various local and international platforms such as Variety, Elle India, The Hollywood Reporter and NarCity.  

Hi, I'm Vinsia Maharajah. (she/her)

I'm a first-generation, Tamil-Canadian, published photographer, lifelong creator and entrepreneur, based in Toronto, ON, Canada, who sees the world as my creative studio.

I was raised by the generous, loving, open arms of Scarborough, from the moment I was born.  I was raised by stories of magical school buses that would travel through digestive systems, stories of ancient South Asian kingdoms, traumatic accounts of war, and hopeful, yet painful stories of immigration.  Stories, archives and new ideas have always been my source of inspiration for the work I do.

My creative journey "officially" started when I was 16, and dreamed of being a YouTuber.  Over the last 10 years,  I've creatively executed storytelling through photography, painting,  writing, acting, activism, dancing, style, digital illustration,  makeup, body-painting, spoken word, scriptwriting, creative/art directing, comedy, and entertainment.


If you'd like to tell your story through impactful visuals and a creator who embraces a story's authenticity, feel free to connect with me! I am open to working with individuals as well as organizations and brands. 

Let's connect!

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