Samantha Phillips

Samantha Phillips


Sam Rose Phillips is a photographer, filmmaker, and poet based in Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Territory. She focuses her lens on human-wildlife stories and their significance to coastal communities. Sam specializes in off-grid, remote storytelling from land and on the water, spending the first 5 years of her career as a one-woman film crew. In the midst of documenting the thriving and collapsing of the natural world, Sam’s art kneels at the foot of moments spent following wolf tracks and dreaming alongside humpbacks. She listens closely for Earth’s guidance on how to exist in these times. Framing narratives alongside collectives like Conservancy Hornby Island, Sea Shepherd, Stand, North Coast Cetacean Society, Clayoquot Action, and Cetus Research & Conservation Society, has instilled in her a dedication to integrating truth and hope into the same conversations. Sam's ethical approach to storytelling has been the subject of workshops and lectures with youth and emerging photographers around the coast. Her words, images, and films are published by Save Our Seas Magazine, Salty at Heart Journal, CBC’s The Wild Canadian Year, and Outdoor Photography Magazine. She is currently directing a documentary about coexisting with carnivores.

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