Sylvia Galbraith is a photographic artist whose traditional methods of image creation are joined with a contemporary practice of using video and installation. She has worked with several art forms over the years including oils, charcoal and clay, but found that the restrictions inherent to the camera inspired and challenged her more than any other art form. Her current practice demonstrates a deep connection with the landscapes and people found in some of Canada’s loneliest places. Galbraith has participated in residencies in Newfoundland, Banff and Northern Ontario, and has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions across Canada and internationally
Galbraith’s current practice is an exploration of deep-rooted connections to one's place of origin. As a child of immigrants, she considers the physical and psychological meaning of “place and the stratification of experience. Her images form a conceptual study of the vital sense of belonging and community within the context of displacement, immigration and resettlement in lands that once belonged to others.