Saturday, October 30, 2010

Man Ray Exhibition Vancouver

Thanks to Professor Andrew Balfour for letting us know about this article in this Saturday's Globe and Mail.  The article talks about a current exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens.

This show put the spotlight on Man Ray's photographs of African objects and discuss how he and other artist of the time helped transform these artifacts into art.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bridget Farr | Alumni Update

Image © Bridget Far
Algonquin Photography Alumni Bridget Farr is having a show at Arts & Architecture in Ottawa called Beyond Buja: A Return to East Africa.

The show is to raise funds for the Burundi Film Center a non-profit organization that helps the youth in Burundi learn to use mass media communication technology.

All the profits from the sale of prints will go to this organization that is inspiring, educating and entertaining the youth in Burundi.

The vernissage is on Thursday November 4th from 7 - 9PM and the show runs from November 3rd to the 21st.

Map | Art & Architecture

Emily Brennan | Alumni Update

Our globe trotting Alumni Emily Brennan of Spirit Works Photography & Art has recently returned to Canada after her travels in Africa.

While abroad she had the chance to shoot for the magazine Business Liberia, her front cover shot is above.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Algonquin Photography on Twitter

Algonquin Photography is now on Twitter, keep up to date with what is happening in the program, on the blog and in the world of photography as quick as we can tweet it.

Chris Wynn | Alumni Update

This is a reminder that director Chris Wynn, an Algonquin Photography Alumni, is having a screening of his film Forgetful Not Forgotten on Monday November 1, 2010 at 4PM in T102 at Algonquin College.

This film deals with the impact and conditions of Alzheimer's Disease on care givers and their families.  To attend please register for this free event here.

To watch the film's trailer and an interview with the director click here.

David LaChapelle Hotel LaChapelle

What to say about David LaChapelle he is just pretty darn cool.

We now have Hotel LaChapelle at the LRC, with more books by LaChapelle on the way.

I would recommend anyone who is interested in contemporary photography and popular culture to take a look a this book.

Sally Mann Immediate Family

Sally Mann's work has always stirred up controversy, her most controversial work is Immediate Family.

The book consists of a series of portraits of her children and is now available at the LRC, check it out yourself to see what all the fuss is about.

Lee Friedlander Self-Portrait

Lee Friedlander's unique perspective on the world is further examined in this book of Self-Portraits.  The book was originally published in 1970 with an afterword by John Szarkowski, the then curator of MOMA.

This book is available at the LRC.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia's show at MOMA was followed up by this book.  The book showcases many of his early street photographs and portraits.

If you have never seen diCorcia's work we would highly recommend getting out this book from the LRC.

Diane Arbus Untitled

Diane Arbus' Untitled is her last work before her untimely death in 1971, this work covers her portraits done at an asylum between 1966 to 1971.

This book is available at the LRC.

Diane Arbus Family Albums

Diane Arbus'  Family Album is a book of her commissioned work of family portraits and work done for Esquire magazine.

The book is comprised of several hundred photographs, contact sheets and two very good essays on Arbus.

This book is available at the LRC.  

Helen Levitt Photographs 1937-1991

This book on Helen Levitt covers her work from 1937-1991. Levitt is considered by many to be one of the great American Street Photographers.

She was admired by Walker Evans but was unknown by many of her other peers.

This great book by a great photographer is at the LRC.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lomography & Motion

Lomography is a very cool phenomenon in the world of photography with a very big following.  We have never heard of Lomography and motion but someone has put the two together and created a very interesting piece of multimedia.

Click here to read the article on how they did the video.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jennifer Allison & Christos Spentzos | Alumni Update

Some of our recent grads who have been participating in the YPA Mentoring Program are featured in an article on the ASMP website.

The YPA Mentoring Program connects up and coming photographers with established photographers to create a themed project, the theme this year is Answering Adversity. To read and view the photo stories click here.

Congratulations to both Jennifer and Christos and all of the other up and coming photographers who participated in the mentoring program, you all produced some great work.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chris Wynn | Alumni Update

Chris Wynn an Algonquin Photography Alumni is having a screening of his film Forgetful Not Forgotten on Monday November 1, 2010 at 4PM in T102 at Algonquin College.

This film deals with the impact and conditions of Alzheimer's Disease on care givers and their families. Please register for this free event here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moshe Safdie

Thanks to Valerie for sending us the info on this current show at the National Gallery, Global Citizen The Architecture of Moshe Safdie.

Moshe Safdie has designed some of the most interesting buildings around the world, one of our favourites the Habitat 67 in Montreal and of course the National Gallery itself here in Ottawa.

For our second year students just getting into their architectural shooting this is a must see show.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MET Lectures iTunes

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy 
The MET has some great lectures on iTunes, the lecture on their photographic collection is very interesting and covers both historical and contemporary photography.

While there check out their audio and special exhibition sections there is a great lecture by Robert Frank.  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Starved for Attention

Starved for Attention: The crisis of childhood malnutrition is a multimedia show at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.  This exhibition features work of award-winning photojournalists from the VII Photo Agency.

The exhibition aim is to shed light on the causes of malnutrition around the world and how to combat this condition.

This free exhibition is being put on by Doctors Without Borders and runs from October 13 - 31 in the Atrium, Guigues Hall at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.

Thanks to Erin from first year for bringing this exhibition to our attention.  It is very appropriate as our first years are studying social documentary photography and photojournalism over the next two weeks in History class.

Map | Saint Paul University

FSA Photos Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division has some great photographs from the Great Depression, they include classic images by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and many more.

You can also download high resolution version of the images free.

SAW Video Workshop

Thanks to Anique for sending us this information on the free Grant Writing Workshop at SAW.  This seminar is free and is taking place on October 22nd from 4PM-6PM.

While there take a look through the SAW Gallery for some great local art from local artists.

Map | SAW Gallery

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ARTpreneur 2010 A Conference for Artist and Artisans if being held again this year at OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre.  

This event will cover Grants, Financing, Arts Associations and General Business.  

Tickets are $35 dollars for students and before October 14th $35 dollars for everyone else to after that they are $40.  

Click on this link to find out more details and to register for he event.  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

YouTube Play

Our second year students will be getting into motion next semester and as a primer for this here is a link to YouTube and Guggenheim's Play for creative video.

The top choices for this event will be unveiled at the Guggenheim Museum on October 21 and available on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Algonquin College LipDub

Algonquin College's Media and Design Department is being included in the LipDub phenomenon. This unique experience is best described by watching the video above.

What Algonquin and the LibDub Crew are looking for are student volunteers to sing, help out the crew and be extras.  So if you are interested fill out the online application form today.

Click here to see the Algonquin College LipDub.

Interesting Read | Web Marketing 101

Here is a great blog that we follow here at the Program Wonderful Machine Cog we love their Archive section.   They recently published an article called Web Marketing 101 (Photographer Edition).

The article offers some great advice for those starting out in the industry and those professionals looking for a fresh online look.

Web | Wonderful Machine

Monday, October 4, 2010

T-Shirt & Hoodie Order Deadline

The last day to order your Algonquin Photography t-shirt or hoodie is quickly approaching, it is October 15.

The hoodies and t-shirts come in a varied of tones, to order just click on the secure links on the right side of the blog to order yours today.

All proceeds go the Annual Algonquin Photography Exhibition.

Fuji 3D Still & Video Camera

Very seldom do we comment on gear but when something different comes along it is worth mentioning.

Fuji has released their Fuji FInePix Real 3D W3 3D still and video camera.

Walker Evans Archive at the MET

Walker Evans, 1930-34
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an great online archive of images and letters from contemporary photographers and photographers from the last century and beyond.

It also has a great archive of Walker Evans images and letters.

To view the work of the greatest documentary photographer from the last century take some time to go through the Walker Evans Archive at the MET it is worth it.

Sally Mann - What Remains

Sally Mann is one of America's greatest photographers working today.  Her exploration into old film processes like the collodion process  have produced amazing and beautiful images.

Her documentary style illustrates that you do not have to travel far from home to create beautiful works of art.

What Remains is a intriguing and touching portrait of an artist, the DVD is at the LRC.

Karsh Is History

A new addition to the LRC, Karsh is History, this great Canadian photographer is showcased in this great DVD.

If you like photography and if you love portraiture this is the video to watch come on it is Karsh much respect.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Albert Watson - reflections

Albert Watson was awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal in London this September.

Watson is a fashion and commercial photographer working for the last 35 years.  If you have flipped through an issue of Vogue in the last 20 years you have seen his work.

This video is also from Phaidon a great publishing house for books on photography.

Stephen Shore - Being Stephen Shore

In the video from Phaidon above Stephen Shore talks about hanging out with Andy Warhol, his own life, art and his influences.

Stephen Shore is a Professor at Bard College in New York State and he is also one of America's greatest contemporary photographers.

We have two of his books in the Learning Resource Centre The Nature of Photographs and Uncommon Places.

Timeless - Librado Romero

One of our major focuses here at the Photography Program is the history of our craft, an upcoming series in Lens, the New York Times photography blog caught our interest this week.  It is a series of articles and images done by Librado Romero, read the quote below by Romero himself to get a feeling for what this series is all about:

"Over the next 12 weeks I will examine some of these images I cherish most – ones big and small in scope, but all enormous influences on my work. In some cases I will revisit the scene of a photo; in others I’ll discuss the story behind the image and why it proved so affecting to me. In all I hope to convey why certain photographs leave a lasting impression on my psyche."
Heather Morton is tonight, tickets can still be purchased at the door.  For all our students sitting on the fence about going tonight this is going to be a great learning and networking experience.  


Adobe Systems
Klondike Room

How Much:
Students / CAPIC Members: $10
Non-Members: $25

How To Get Tickets:

Talk presented by CAPIC in association with Festival X.