A lifelong love of photography as a means of expression has driven Ryan Walter Wagner to some impressive achievements — including photographing the Dalai Lama as well as being published & exhibited internationally. It has also honed his photojournalist’s eye and unique style, combining artistic methods with storytelling. A look into Ryan’s portfolio shows you a unique perspective no matter what the situation — not just the beautiful art and light, but also the gritty reality. Each of his photos is a soulful exploration into life, in all its realness.

I grew up bouncing around Western Canada for the first 20 years of my life and ended up in Vancouver, BC in the summer of 1999 where I am currently located and working as an artist & photographer.

Contact me for:
 commissions, assignments, portraits, travel, collaborations, prints or free advice.

Email: ryanwalterwagner@gmail.com
Instagram: @ryanwalterwagner

Selected Press:
The Tyee - Photo Essay
Broad - Feature
Beatroute - Feature
Vancouver is Awesome - Feature
Loser City - Interview
Archive Collective - Feature
Noice - Feature

Selected Solo Exhibits:
2024 - AS/IF (Projected) - Slice of Life - Vancouver, BC
2022-2023 - AS/IF vol.1 - 6
2021 - Through the Window - Port Moody, BC
2017 - Hair - Vancouver, BC
2015 - And So I Practice Turning People Into Trees - Vancouver, BC

Selected Group Exhibits:
2023 - Portraits Beyond Faces - PH21 - Budapest, HU
2023 - Live Music - Wild Thing - Vancouver, BC
2019 - Vancouver Street Photography Collective - Vancouver, BC
2016 - Dreams - Vancouver, BC
2015 - Prove It That You Like Me - Toronto, ON
2014 - This Must Be The Place - Vancouver, BC

2012 - Ondarte - Akumal, Mexico

Other Projects:
What’s Good - Photography Podcast
Hidden Horoscopes
Good Side