Thursday, May 30, 2013

Edward Burtynsky Talk

Tonight we had the pleasure and the privilege of attending the Edward Burtynsky talk at the Museum of Nature on his series Oil.  Tickets were hard to come by and the place was packed.

It was great to hear Burtynsky talk about his process, the stories behind the images and his views on the environment and humanity's affect on it.  We also got a peak into his next still and motion series Water which looks amazing, and of course got a first look at the Ottawa showing of Oil.

Thanks to the Museum Of Nature for putting on a great talk and show.  For those who love photography go see Oil it runs until September 2, 2013. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Valerie C. Burton | Street Fare

Photographer, author and photo instructor Valerie C. Burton is having a show of mixed media images called Street Fare.

The show is at Guild Galerie 240 downtown in the market.  The vernissage is Thursday, May 30th from 6-9pm, click here for directions.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Edward Burtynsky: Oil Exhibition

Edward BurtynskySOCAR Oil Fields #3, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006
On May 31 one of Canada's greatest photographers, Edward Burtynsky, is coming to the Canadian Museum of Nature to give a talk about his series Oil.  

The talk accompanies the exhibit, Edward Burtynsky: Oil, that will run from May 31 to Sept 2 at the Museum.

All our students know Burtynsky from the History of Photography class so we hope they come out to see these beautiful large scale prints in person.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rafael Goldchain | Beautifully Broken

Rafael Goldchain Artist and Photography Program Coordinator at Sheridan College in Toronto has a documentary airing on TVO this Wednesday May 15 at 9PM.  

The documentary is called Beautifully Broken and deals with his,
"Fascination with identity and mortality stems from his Jewish heritage and ancestors who died in the Holocaust.  Understanding the complexity of Jewish identity is something Goldchain hopes to pass on to his son."

Adobe MAX Wrap Up

For all those that missed the Adobe MAX Conference and have a hour and twelve minutes to kill click this link to watch the video wrap up of the conference.

Highlights include new features of your favourite imaging and web software, sneak peaks of new tech coming in the future and a good health dose of Adobe goodness.

Framing The Experience Contest

The Framing the Experience Contest deadline is approaching and they are looking for applicants.  This contest is put on by the Change Foundation and they are looking for:
"Fresh perspectives of Ontario students as they focus their minds on capturing different faces, places and lived healthcare realities as they respond to our question: What does the healthcare experience look like across Ontario today?"

There are over $6000 in prizes to be won, it is a good way to promote your work and a great cause.   To find out about the contest and to enter click here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Street Photography Do's & Don'ts

DigitalRev's Do's and Don'ts of Street Photography, a funny and informative look at one of photography's greatest art forms.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

JR | Inside Out

JR's Inside Out: The People's Art Project trailer, if you don't know about JR check him out.

Inside Out is a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art and as usually it is very cool.  HBO is making a movie about him and this new project.

If you have not seen his winning TED Talk check it out here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Michael Graeme Ross & Rémi Thériault | Relocation

Alumni Michael Graeme Ross and Rémi Thériault are having a show at the Council for the Arts.

The show is called Relocation and depicts fictional narratives set in the Ottawa urban landscape:
"We have re-interpreted the factually realities of why these people now inhabit this particular city using carefully selected locations, situational ambiguity and natural light to create a series of narrative portraits. This involved the use of Ottawans, props and large-format film cameras to produce the high-detail images."
The show runs from May 17 - June 7 the opening reception is on May 17 from 5PM to 8PM.

Location: Council for the Arts - 2 Daly Ave. Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Flash Forward 2013

Magenta Publishing For The Arts has announced the winners of the Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers contest.

One of the Canadian winners is none other than Alumni Genevieve Thauvette.  Congrats to her on the win!!! Thanks to Professor Andrew Balfour for forwarding us this link.

For those that do not know about the Magenta its mission statement:
"The Magenta Foundation is a charitable arts publishing house, the first of its kind in Canada. It fills the very specific niche of establishing a place for Canadian artists in the international arts community, and it provides a vehicle for galleries to join forces and promote the work of Canadian artists internationally through the publication of books and exhibitions. Magenta will bring the photographic community together and work in tandem with key players to help bring increased recognition to Canadians through U.S. and international representation. Magenta intends to set the standard for community collaboration and partner with other organizations to create the domestic and international presence Canadians need to succeed."

The Emerging Photographers contest has been held for the last nine years, and has produced nine publications on Canadian and International photo artists, very cool!!

Applied Arts Student Contest

Applied Arts Student Contest is on with a deadline for entry of May 17, 2013.

There are two categories specifically that our Graduates could enter Photography and Website Design.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

2013 Photography Exhibition Time Lapse

Here is the 40th Annual Photography Exhibition time lapse.

There are about 8000 still images shot over 2 days, the Exhibition Setup and the day of the Exhibition.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting our students!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Contact Photography Festival

The Contact Photography Festival starts today in Toronto.  This years theme: 
"Exploring the photographic medium as a way of seeing, this year’s Festival theme, Field of Vision, frames a series of primary exhibitions and public installations. In museums and galleries, on city streets and subway platforms, these presentations reveal a shared interest in photography as a visual paradigm, one that structures how we imagine scenes, places, and events."
The festival runs from May 1 to 31st at many different galleries and public spaces through-out Toronto.