Christine Germano is founder and Director of the Constant Arts Society, Vancouver, and Artistic Director of the Portraits of Resilience project coordinated by Many Strong Voices / GRID Arendal. Germano has collaborated with Indigenous communities since 2000, but is best known for her photojournalism projects that focuses on the voices and images of young people whose futures are influenced by social and environmental issues. The project encourages youth to use photography and writing as a means to express themselves and their community, build self-confidence, and empower themselves to be global citizens and mentors.
The international photojournalism project Portraits of Resilience has allowed her to work with Indigenous youth to illustrate the personal and ethical effects of climate change on their communities. Since its creation in 2008, the project has occurred in twelve countries (twenty-nine communities) and was launched at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen during the COP 15 in 2009 and has continued to exhibit internationally. Germano is also a recipient of the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management through the Canada Council of the Arts. In May 2015, she was honoured with an Alumni Award from OCAD University, Toronto.