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SONY World Photo Student Competition

Every year the SONY World Photo Organization holds a student competition on a theme with major equipment prizes and travel to London, UK if you are selected. This year the competition is open to all OCADU Photo students between the ages of 18-30 (along with schools around the world). If you are interested, check out the website for the Student Focus part of the World Photo competitions and prepare and submit your submission.  https://www.worldphoto.org/student-competition

The deadline for submissions is November 29, 2019 – 1300 GMT

The competition is split into two challenges, with a shortlist of 10 students selected after the first challenge. The second and final challenge will then be given to the finalists.

2020 First challenge: Invisible lines

The world we live in is structured around a variety of invisible lines. This could be in a natural environment (ie oceans, mountains, forests), in our society (ie gender, wealth, race), or intellectually. Show the judges the stories of people fighting against that and trying to break the invisible lines that most intrigues you in a positive way.

The entry process is simple:

(You will need the following password to login: 2020@student)

  • Choose and upload at https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/student-focus/submission (password: 2020@student) a zip file with the image series of 5-10 images that the student thinks is responding best to the challenge of ‘Invisible Lines’. These image series will represent your institution in the 2019 Student competition.
  • You can enter multiple series from as many students, that fill in the age criteria
  • When uploading your zip file, please keep the size below 10MB
  • Please name the images as follows:
  • ImageTitle_OCADU_StudentFirstName_StudentLastName

You will need to add the images to a zip archive in order to upload them.

For Mac users select your images and right click and select Compress. For PC users you will need to download a use an app for that. We recommend 7zip

Prizes

All shortlisted photographers are given Sony digital imaging equipment and flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awardsceremony, with the winner receiving €30,000 worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her university. All shortlisted photographers will be able to attend a morning of intimate portfolio reviews with World Photography Organisation editorial staff and the Student judges.

Berlin-Toronto Exchange Exhibition

Fall 2019 Berlin-Toronto Exchange Exhibition Opportunity

During the fall term, an exchange exhibition will take place between Photo students at OCADU and the University of Europe in Berlin. Student work from each school will be installed at the partner school, printed from selected digital files. OCADU Photo students in the 300 and 400 level are invited to submit up to 5 images from a series.

This exhibition is planned in coordination with the teaching exchange between Professors Peter Sramek of OCADU and Walter Bergmoser of the University of Europe, who will teach this fall at the opposite school. The OCAD works will be installed in Berlin by Peter Sramek and the UE Masters students.

For the OCADU students, there will not be a pre-determined theme, rather students are invited to submit work that represents a key conceptual direction in their own photographic output. Selection will be coordinated by Peter Sramek. Not all work will be included.

Files will be uploaded as a folder with the student’s name into the folder Exchange OCADU in Berlin:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sASbXt6WQVVpmYCuKqnwiox5ruWVVHki?usp=sharing

Image files must be named ‘FirstinitialLastname_Imagenumber’, in tiff or jpeg format and set to 300 ppi and approximately 20×24 inches in dimension.

Files which are too small will not be considered for printing.

A text document with the student’s name, year level, project title and up to 50 word statemen.t is to be included. Not all of the submitted works will be selected and you may wish to include fewer than 5 as a more specific edit.

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Note: Accepted students will be required to assist in printing and installing the show of Berlin students in the Ada Slaight Gallery with the supervision of Prof. Walter Bergmoser.

Questions and communications to: Peter Sramek:   psramek@ocadu.ca

Open Registration for International Collaboration

Connection : Reconnection

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The International Collaboration Studio courses are now open for registration at either the 300 or 400 level. Meet and work online with students from around the globe. The process is being streamlined to allow you to register yourself directly in the Registration System.

If you have questions, contact Professor Meera Margaret Singh .

INTAC Exhibition Catalogue

The INTAC catalogue for “a thousand words” is now available for viewing online. The show is up until May 31.

https://www.blurb.ca/bookshare/app/index.html?bookId=9465429

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Summer Job Opportunity – Prefix Photo

New Publications and Collections
Assistant position at Prefix. This is a full-time 13-week summer job for a
student returning to studies in the fall. The focus in on supporting the
production and circulation of the magazine, and on improving access to the
reference library.

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested. Applications due
next Thursday, May 16th by midnight.

https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=7937&showBackToSearch=true

Epson Printer Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Epson Printer Awards

Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

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and

Dawn Howie

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Each receive an Epson SureColor P600 printer thanks to the generosity of Epson Canada.

Each year there are many who deserve the award and would make excellent use of the equipment, so thank you to all you  who applied.

International Collaboration Studio courses 2019-20

Applications to join the International Collaboration Studio courses for next year are now being accepted. Open to 300 and 400 level students in all programs, decisions will be made in time for the Fall/Winter Registration period. Please ask any questions you have and prepare your application early.

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Beyond Borders – CONTACT Photo Show – Call for Submissions

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.
DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018
For more information and to submit:
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Meera Margaret Singh
www.meeramargaretsingh.com
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