Janieta Eyre is an acclaimed international photographer based in Toronto. She has quickly earned attention in the contemporary art world for her quirky double self-portraits. Her surreal portraits of herself as twins are schizophrenic, amusing or grotesque in turn.
The images show Eyre in single, double and triple depictions with the costumes and settings of both historical periods and fantasy surroundings. Many of her photographs explore motherhood, identity and sibling relationships, especially those of identical twins.
Janieta Eyre was born in London, England. She was educated in Toronto where she received a philosophy degree from the University of Toronto. She also studied journalism part-time at Ryerson University and photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Eyre has exhibited widely in Italy, Germany, Iceland, the United States and across Canada and was invited to participate in the Kwanju Biennale in South Korea. She has been featured in several recent publications including Hive Magazine, Collezione Edge, and Faking Death and won a "Shine" award for Best Digital Imagery from Horizon Zero. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), Microsoft (New York), and the National Gallery of Iceland (Reykjavik).