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PhotoED Pecha Kucha Oct 17

Register NOW for this upcoming event featuring our own Farihah Shah
Special Student Price  PhotoEd.ca

Get a preview with Rita Godlevskis, Director of PhotoEd  by joining us in Directed Studio at Noon, October  17, Room 650, 100 McCaul
with added guests: InFocus curator Alexis Marie Chute from Edmonton discussing their national Call for Submission
followed by Scott Morgan, Photographer talking about his commercial practice and creative branding.


Queering Family Photography Roundtable – April 26

Roundtable Discussion at Hart House, University of Toronto, 5-7 pm April 26.

This event accompanies the exhibition Queering Family Photography at the Stephen Bulger Gallery which opens April 28 along with Sunil Gupta’s show Friends and Lovers – Coming out in Montreal in the 70s.



Ryerson – Photo Symposium March 16-17


For the Complete Program: https://ryersonimagecentre.ca/symposium/photography-the-black-box-of-history/

For a text version of this event, visit http://bit.ly/2oreGdOPlease contact us if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.

Copyright © Ryerson Image Centre. All rights reserved.

Image: Michael Mitchell, Black Square: Alberta Badlands, Brooks, 1979, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist

Siwa Mgoboza – Artist talk and Portfolio Review

Take advantage of this opportunity:

Thursday November 9th In Room 2030 at 6:00pm
Artist talk and portfolio review with

South African Artist           Siwa Mgoboza


Siwa will also do meetings with students who come to the talk and sign up for a time slot. 


Zanele Muholi Lecture Thursday Evening

This just in – a great opportunity – in case you have missed the announcement on myOCADU

Tomorrow at #OCADU – public talk by South African photo artist Zanele Muholi
This will be done via the web – projected in Room 230 at 6:30

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Joi T. Arcand Talk – Nov. 10

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist currently at OCADU as the Nigig Visiting Artist in the Indigenous Visual Culture Program. She will be speaking about her work in the Photo Thesis class on Friday, November 10 at 9:30.

All are welcome.

Through That Which Is Scene. Installation, Photography. Maker theme by ThemePatio

Joi T. Arcand is from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in central Saskatchewan (Treaty 6 Territory) and is currently based in Ottawa. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005, and has exhibited across Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2006 she co-founded The Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary Indigenous art gallery in Saskatoon. In 2012, she created kimiwan ‘zine, a magazine for Indigenous artists and writers.


For more on her work:

The Optics of the Language: How Joi T. Arcand Looks with …


The Optics of the Language: How Joi T. Arcand Looks with Words When Joi T. Arcand remakes signage with Cree syllabics, she loops us into new modes of perception …

Louie Palu Lecture – Nov. 3

Documentary Photographer – Journalist – Artist

This is an opportunity to meet with a war correspondent and photojournalist who graduated from OCA Photography and has built an intense, award-winning career. He is now on assignment for National Geographic and will be photographing in the Arctic.

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