Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Photo Purchase Press!!

The purchase of Alex Pomnikow's and Sarah Boni's images by has gotten quite a bit of press online and here at the college.  This morning on myAlgonquin there is a great article and interview with both Alex and Sarah, there has also been a few Tweets too!!

Once again congrats to Alex and Sarah!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Colleges Photo Purchase

At our recent Exhibition we had a representative visit us from, which is an advocacy group that promotes Colleges in Ontario.  They were looking to purchase images from College Graduates and Students to decorate their Toronto offices.

We were very pleased to find out that they selected images from our very own Alex Pomnikow and Sarah Boni, see their images below.

Image © 2012 Alex Pomnikow  
Images © 2012 Sarah Boni  

Congratulations to Sarah and Alex on their selection!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bill C-11 Passes The House

Copyright reform has been a long time coming in Canada and this week bill C-11 passed its final vote in the House of Commons.  It now moves to the Senate where it appears that it will have no problem passing.

This new bill has some interesting implications for photographers, videographers, musician and others who create, distribute and consume digital media.  It is definitely worth taking a look at and following the debate.

Below is another interesting document that outlines the Rights of Photographer in Ontario, click the image for a better view.

Dave Hassar Rocks The ITS Dept.

Image © David Hassar 2012
Dave Hassar, one of our most recent Alumni, recently did a shoot for the ITS Department here at the college take a look at this link to see more images.

Also take a look at his site for more of his work!!

Convocation 2012

Congratulations to the Photography and all the 2012 Graduates!!

From all of the Staff and Faculty of the Photography Program we wish you all the best in all your future endeavours.

Make sure to keep in touch and let us know how you are doing!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

James & Sandra Zagon Honoured

Garry Carter & Sandra Zagon 
This evening at the Annual Media & Design Hall of Fame Gala James Zagon was inducted into the Media & Design Hall of Fame.  This honour was presented posthumously to his wife Sandra Zagon.

Along with a very generous donation of James Zagon's photographic gear Sandra founded the James Zagon Memorial Scholarship here at the college.  This is an annual Scholarship that awards two to three Photography Students with a scholarship of $750 each since 2003.  

Once again the Staff, Faculty and Students would like to thank Sandra and James for their generosity and support of the Photography Program and photographic education. 

For those that want some more info on the photographic work of James Zagon check out this link.


If you would like to donate to the James Zagon Memorial Scholarship Fund click this link, search for the Algonquin College Foundation and then select the James Zagon Memorial Scholarship Fund from the Fund/Designation drop down menu.

The fund is currently at $60K which earns interest and it is this interest which will continue to be given to needy and deserving photography students at Algonquin College, thank you.

Colin Gaudet | Student Profile

Colin Gaudet our resident Fashion photography student has been published in FAJO magazine.

Check out his beautiful images on FAJO's site or if you want to see more check out his Flickr page, it is most definitely worth the look!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Irvina Nuspahic | Student Profile

Photography Student Irvina Nuspahic has been keeping herself busy this summer shooting and doing some video for local rocker Sal Piamonte.

Check out Irvina's video above and check out some of the behind the scenes photos here.  Also if you are downtown tonight (June 7) stop by Zaphod's to see Sal's show.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Advisory Committee - Spring 2012

We just had our bi-annual Advisory Committee Meeting, for those who don't know what the Advisory Committee is let us tell you what they do.

According to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Framework for Programs of Instruction all college and university  programs need Advisory Committees to Advise, Validate and Approve program learning outcomes.

"Ongoing input from industry and the community, through Advisory Committees, is essential for the College to maintain and enhance program standards, and to keep programs relevant to ensure the College graduates are well prepared for employment." AA01

What makes these committees even more special is that they are made up of industry professionals who volunteer their time.

We are very privileged to have great people on our Advisory Committee who's insights are always greatly appreciated.  Thanks again to all the committee members for taking the time to come out today!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2012 Info Session

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We have just finished our 2012 Annual Info Session.  It was nice to see so many applicants and their families' and answer their questions about the upcoming school year.
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We look forward to seeing all the applicants in September and remember if you still have questions check out the Program FAQ online or email our Coordinator Garry Carter at