Photo by Lisa Swainston

Photo by Lisa Swainston

Allan Lissner is a Danish-Filipino-Canadian photographer and filmmaker who was raised in in Ethiopia, Liberia, USA, Nepal, Lithuania, Denmark, Jordan, Bangladesh and Canada.

For the past ten years Allan has been working on collaborative multimedia projects with indigenous communities, documenting their efforts to protect their territories and preserve their ways of life. This ongoing work includes projects with over a dozen communities in the Philippines, Guatemala, Tanzania, Papua New Guinnea, Australia, Chile and Canada.

Some of the organizations Allan has done work with include 350.org, Amnesty International, GlobalAware, Idle No More, the Indigenous Environmental Network, KAIROS, Oxfam, Make Poverty History, the Norwegian Church Aid, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, the United Nations Development Program, and the United Nations Women’s Association in Bangladesh.