Friday, January 29, 2010

Portrait of the Artist Show

The arts & architecture show Portrait of the Artist vernissage will be on Friday February 19, 2010 from 7-10PM and the show will run from February 17-28, 2010.

Along with some great local photographers there will be some awesome Algonquin Photography Alumni in the show Scott Keown, Rebecca Leach and Bridget Farr along with two of our current students the intrepid Thomas Dagg and the dynamic Jessica Deeks.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Photo Contest

There are two photo contests that were just brought to our attention, one is just about to close on January 29, 2010 the CAPIC Rodeo 2 so get your submission in soon.

The other is Snap Speed a Fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto which has a deadline of February 11, 2010 and is being hosted by the gang at Elevator Digital.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Visual Acoustics at the Mayfair Theatre

The Mayfair Theatre will be showing Visual Acoustics Friday January 29th at 7PM and Saturday January 30th at 7PM.

For those that missed our screening of the film now is your chance to see Julius Shulman in action. For more info and images of Julius Shulman's click here.

Christos Spentzos Nitro Magazine

Well it is all Greek to me but obviously not to Christos who recently had his photographs published in the January 2010 issue of Nitro Magazine in Greece, Συγχαρητήρια buddy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stephen Shore Uncommon Places

Stephen Shore is such a cool guy he hung out with Andy Warhol at his Factory and at age 29 he had his first show at MoMA.

Both Shore and William Eggleston were the first to catapult colour photography into the art world making this book a must see, available at the LRC.

Walker Evans American Photographs

Before Andres Serrano's America, even before Robert Frank's The Americans there was the OG Walker Evans' American Photographs.

Available at the LRC.

Robert Frank's The Americans

Robert Frank's The Americans, the Looking In Expanded Edition, is now at the LRC.

In this volume Frank's seminal work is celebrated on it's 50th anniversary with extra features like contact sheets, letters and later re-interpretations.

William Klein Rome

William Klein Rome is at the LRC, this book is a recent re-issue and a great see and read.

His New York, and Paris books are coming soon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Photobook: A History Vol. 1 & 2

These two books are a must read for any serious student of photography and especially anyone working on a portfolio. The two volumes look at how influential Photobooks have been to the history of photography.

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger have brilliantly photographed and written on some of the most important books in photograph's history, both volumes are available at the LRC.

Born into Brothels

Many students have been watching and recommending the movie, Born Into Brothels. This film is a must see and the best way I can explain this film is a quote from Jen Hladkowicz, a current second year student, "this film definitely speaks to the power of photography to affect change..".

For those of you that have still not seen this movie watch the trailer below and go rent this film.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ed Burtynsky: China Photographs Lecture

Thanks to Brent Gervais for forwarding this to us, Ed Burtynsky will be lecturing at Carleton University on Sunday January 10, 2010 at 2:00PM in Room 360 of the Tory Building.

Tickest are $5 at the door $3 for students and parking in free on Sunday.

Local Photo Show

Thanks to Carol-Ann for forwarding this to us all, Arts & Architecture is looking for submissions for two new shows A Portrait of an Artist a show on self-portraits of photographers, don't the second years already have all their self-portraits shot?

The second show is The New Pictorialism a show that pays tribute to the Pictorialist movement started by Alfred Stieglitz details for both shows are on the Arts & Architecture Blog.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Why Photography Matters...?

Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before, although the title of this book seems rather redundant to photographers Michael Fried explores photography and photographers in the contemporary art world.

Fried looks at photographers like Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Bernd and Hilla Becher and makes an argument that photography is now at the cutting edge of the art world.

Get it at the LRC.

After Photography

After Photography explores photography in the digital age and what lies ahead for photography.

Ritchin looks at privacy issues, the Web and photography and the idea that a photograph reflects reality in any way.

A website loosely related to this book is

This book is of course at the LRC.

Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin America's greatest Social Documentary Photographer is celebrated in this book, The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer, about his life as a photographer and social activist.

Rogovin just celebrated his 100th birthday on December 30th, 2009, Happy Birthday Milton!!

This book is now at the LRC.

William Eggleston's Guide

This recently re-released book, William Eggleston's Guide, by John Szarkowski is a must read/see for any serious student of photography.

Eggleston is an enigmatic photographer but he is definitely worth a serious look, get it at the LRC.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Industrial Sublime: Ed Burtynsky

In today's Ottawa Citizen, Monday January 4, 2010, there is an article on Ed Burtynsky's China Photographs in the Arts&Life section.

Remember Burtynsky's photographs are on display at the Carleton Univiersity Art Gallery until February 7, 2010, this is a show worth seeing.

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