Email: photo (at) lisa kannakko dot com


Lisa Kannakko is a producer, director, and community builder who tells stories in playful and studied ways. Grounded in the personal, social, and political implications of community and family, her lens-based works document our shared humanity.

A recent graduate of the Doc Media MFA program at Ryerson University (2019), she worked as an editorial and commercial photographer for more than 20 years. She is best recognized for her self-produced “Live at The Belljar” on Youtube. The 30 episode web series premiered with performances by Daniel Lanois and multiple musical artists.

A long-time supporter of the arts community Lisa launched the Toronto chapter of OpenShow Global, producing a remarkable artist talk & educational lecture series to present the work of 185 photo and video artists in the past 6 years.

Currently writing her first feature-length script as a way to be productive during the pandemic, while working on her second documentary pulling from her photographic and video archive of the Toronto music scene of the late ’90s, Lisa continues on her path of growth, learning, and perseverance.

CONTACT: photo (at) lisa kannakko dot com