OCAD U Photography Program

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Author: Meera Margaret Singh (page 1 of 3)

IBPOC Photo Club UPDATE: Tuesdays 12-1pm

HI Everyone!

We’ve moved the day/time for our gatherings so that you can sleep in;) Never too late to join! Would love to see you there:

TUESDAYS, 12-1pm, rm 654, 100 McCaul
Come out to the IBPOC Photo Club: This will be a group that is student-centred, will find ways to address existing gaps for IBPOC Photo students and where we can create opportunities and events together (like having an exhibition! Bringing in a artist to speak! Gab! Etc)

Let‚Äôs gather! SNACKS PROVIDED ūüėČ
Contact Ursula and Meera for more information:



For all IBPOC Photo students:


Let’s gather! Talk about Photo! Share our experiences!¬†Plan for ways to make our IBPOCness shine!

Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am

MCA Room #460

First gathering: Thursday January 12, 2023

Excited to see you all!

Email Ursula (ursulahandleigh@ocadu.ca) and Meera (msingh@ocadu.ca) for more info.




The Photography Department presents:
An artist talk with
Brendan George Ko
February 11, 2022
1-2 PM EST
Open to all Photography students and faculty
Learn more about Brendan George Ko:

Brendan George Ko is a visual storyteller that works in photography, video, installation, text, and sound. His work is about conveying a sense of experience through storytelling, and he describes the image as supplementary to the story it represents. Ko breaks traditional delineations in the medium by blurring the spaces between commercial, fine-art and documentary/photojournalistic works.  Ko received his BFA from OCAD in 2010 where he majored in Photography, and practiced sculpture and curation. During his time in the Masters in Visual Arts program at the University of Toronto his practice shifted to include video and sound.


Ko has been active as a freelance photographer since he was an Undergraduate student. In addition to his editorial photography- which has appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times, Vogue and Flux magazines, to name a few, he maintains an active artistic practice. His most recent solo exhibitions were Moemoea at the CONTACT Gallery and We Soon Be Nigh! At LE Gallery.


Brendan’s work can be found on his website: www.brendangeorgeko.com/ (Links to an external site.)


Additional zoom info if needed:

Topic: Visiting Artist: Brendan George Ko

Time: Feb 11, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://ocadu.zoom.us/j/81910377048?pwd=QUdneUJXbm1uZFFwM0lEOXBuWStHdz09 (Links to an external site.)


Meeting ID: 819 1037 7048

Passcode: 5uV%LY0d



SUBMISSIONS for the exhibition “Displacement” are now open!

¬†“Displacement” is a curated exhibition of OCAD University student work from the facilities of Art and Design. The moving and still images in the exhibition should all consider the placement or displacement of subjects, objects, experiences, geographies and/or ideas in order to disorient or re-orient the viewer.

All work will be displayed in the Ada Slaight Gallery at OCAD University as part of the 2020 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

The show will run from May 22nd – June 7th, 2020.


If you are looking to submit please visit,  http://ocaducontact.com for more information.



GDES-3115 The Portrait (0.5 Credits): WINTER 2020

This GDES course is available to Photo students!
The portrait, as a specific kind of constructed image is considered in relation to notions of identity, race, gender. Concentrating on technical and theoretical frameworks, independent research, studio projects will dialogue with topics such as self-portraiture, digital (re)constructions, multiple identities, and masquerade, through the intersections of art, editorial, documentary and commercial practices. Foundational theories of representation and the lens will guide students through their projects.
8.5 credits overall – Must be completed prior to taking this course.
7.0 credits from subjects ADVR ENVR GRPH ILLU INDS MAAD GDES ASOC CRCP CROS DRPT EXAN FABR GART INTM IVCA LIFE PHOT PRNT SCIN DIGF INVC IVCL IVCV – Must be completed prior to taking this course.
1.5 credits Liberal Studies from subjects ENGL HUMN SCTM SOSC VISA VISC VISD VISM – Must be completed prior to taking this course.
Main Campus
The Portrait 001

2020-01-06 – 2020-04-03
Seats Times Locations Instructors
M¬†3:10 PM¬†–¬†6:10 PM
2020-01-06 – 2020-04-03
Main Campus, Main Building / Sharp Centre 506
Boyce, K

PANEL: Photography & Representation: Working From Insider/Outsider Perspectives

PHOTOGRAPHY + REPRESENTATION: Working From Insider/Outsider Perspectives
Panel Discussion with: Indu Antony, Jeff Bierk, Michele Pearson Clarke, Gabrielle Moser
Organized and moderated by: Meera Margaret Singh
Presented by: The OCADU Photography Department
October 4, 2019
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
3rd floor, 115 McCaul


A few more days to submit!
Please spread the word!
Beyond Borders is a curated exhibition of OCAD University student work from the Faculties of Art and Design. These moving and still images all defy or define boundaries, borders, margins, and edges. A lens inherently serves to create a border between artist and subject. Simultaneously, it provides a platform to describe and/or transcend and transgress physical, societal, political, personal, historical, cultural, racial, gendered constructions. While some choose to bridge borders, others may examine their defined edges. The still and moving images in this exhibition flirt with thresholds of the borders we so often struggle to define.
For more information and to submit:

Congratulations, Jenn Long!

Congratulations to Jenn Long on being selected to be a part of the exhibition ‘Mother(ing)’!

Curated by Hannah Davidson
Aug 5-28, 2015

Mill Arts Project Space
Easthampton, MA

Artists include:
Jennifer Long
Erin Faith Allen
Esther S White
Jennifer Linton
Dara Herman Zielein
Liz Rubmincam


Jenn Long’s interest lies in the experiences of women, and the limited representations in which they are depicted. This has spurred her practice and forms a lineage from her earliest work through to her work-in-progress. For the past fifteen years, her artwork has explored issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships. Working with constructed narratives and a feminist lens, she describes the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life. Touch, gesture and gaze all play significant roles as conduits of conscious and unconscious modes of communication.

 Bio: Jennifer Long is an artist and educator holding a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and been published in numerous Canadian and European books and magazines. Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts and is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.


Image credit: Jennifer Long, Self-Portait from the series ‚ÄúImminent‚ÄĚ, 2012. ¬†This work was made with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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