OCAD University Photography Program

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OCAD Alumni Featured in CONTACT Photography Festival

Left: Sebastian Benitez, Untitled (from the series Not This Way Either), 2012; Right: Josée Pedneault, NÆVUS, 2013–in progress

Left: Sebastian Benitez, Untitled (from the series Not This Way Either), 2012; Right: Josée Pedneault, NÆVUS, 2013–in progress

Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibition SIGNALS & SENTIMENTS, a featured CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition, showing at the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC). Curated by Katelyn Gallucci, the show includes work from OCAD alumni Sebastián Benítez, Petar Boskovic, Shelby Fenlon, and Jimmy Limit.

Where: Suite 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON
When: April 27–June 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27th from 6–9 pm

For more information, visit the Critical Distance website.

Barbara Astman at the National Gallery of Canada

Right side image: Barbara Coming...Barbara Going , c.1973 © Barbara Astman

Right side image: Barbara Coming…Barbara Going, c.1973 © Barbara Astman

Congratulations to Barbara Astman for her inclusion in the exhibition Photography in Canada: 1960–2000 at the National Gallery of Canada! Her work is a part of the Social Commentary/Feminism/Gender section. The show was organized by the Canadian Photography Institute.

Where: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
When: April 7th – September 17th, 2017
More Info: Photography in Canada: 1960-2000

Exhibition catalogues are available for purchase here.

Proof 24 Call for Emerging Canadian Artists

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Don’t forget to submit your application for Proof 24 at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography!

DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
Exhibition Dates:
June 9 – July 8, 2017
Fee: FREE
Gallery Website:
gallery44.org

OCAD’s very own Kotama Boubane speaks about Proof’s impact on emerging artists:

“I was one of the artists in Proof 9 at Gallery 44 along with other great photographers like Stacey Tyrell and Althea Thauberger. Being apart of a Proof show is a catalyst for many emerging artists in getting valuable exposure and experience within the Toronto art scene and nationally. I was able to connect with other artists, curators and administrators that helped further my artistic endeavors. I currently teach in the photography Department at OCADU and York University and am represented in Toronto by ESP – Erin Stump Projects.” – Kotama Bouabane

Farihah Aliyah Shah: Career Launcher Solo Exhibition

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Prefix, Untitled: P2, 2016 © Farihah Aliyah Shah

Congratulations to Farihah Aliyah Shah who has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Career Launcher and will have a solo exhibition at Artscape Youngplace in 2017. An accompanying exhibition text will be commissioned from Sharene Shafie, recipient of the inaugural Curatorial and Criticism Practice Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher.

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Artist Bio: Farihah Shah is a 27 year old emerging photographer and visual artist originally from Edmonton, Alberta now based out of Bradford, Ontario.  She has a Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management from York University and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Photography with a minor in Integrated Media from OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.

Farihah’s practice includes an array of conceptual, street, and studio photography, time-based film work,multi-media installations and performance based works that explore issues of racial identity, constructed and natural landscapes, personal and collective memory, and the ebb and flow of people in private and public spaces.  Her work has been displayed in galleries in Finland, Germany and Canada.

For more information:
Career Launcher
Artist Website

Call for Submissions: SNAP! Auction

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SNAP! 2017 Contemporary Photo Competition is open! A juried competition for all photographers, there are cash prizes for top entries! Selected images will be included in the SNAP! 2017 silent auction, part of Toronto’s most exciting gala celebrating contemporary art photography. This year’s gala takes place March 30, 2017.

Deadline: November 4, 2016
Fees:
$30 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry up to 8 entries

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AWARDS:
A total of 7 prizes will be awarded as follows:
One prize of $1,000 – The Jim P. Shea Award for Best Overall Submission
Six $500 Awards of Merit

For competition rules and regulations, please click here.
Learn more about the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)

Contact: Cheryl Powers, SNAP! Silent Auction Chair – cpowers@actoronto.org

Editorial Opportunity For Local Black Photographers

Upcoming opportunity to contribute to a black-focused publication, created by a Fashion Entrepreneurship student. The publication IFY, a unisex Nigerian name, “serves as a medium through which black identity will be channeled. The publication critiques and contributes to the worlds of culture, art, and fashion. We challenge the cultural norms of anti-blackness and create a space for black voices”.

It will consist of 2 fashion editorial pieces, an interview piece, 2 written essay pieces, and a journalism piece. The first shoot specifically is a reinterpretation of west african silhouettes; presenting looks that are contemporary and feminine, thereby challenging perceptions of the expected black male aesthetic.

If interested and for more information, please contact Chuma: cccchukwuma@gmail.com

OCAD U Pop Up Shop in Yorkville

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Open to students, alumni, and faculty, selected work will be available for sale as part of the the Yorkville Village Arts Festival from November 3rd – 13th. Perfect timing for holiday gifts!

Make sure to get your submission in by October 13th!

Call for Submissions: InFocus

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Theme: The Future
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Where: The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Curator: Alexis Marie Chute

Fees: $25 for 3 submissions / $35 for 3 submissions from October 15-30, 2016

InFocus Photo’s mission is to promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by CANADIAN contemporary image makers.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work across Canada!

For more information:
Submission Guidelines

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