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Project 31 – Thank you!

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Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the  eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!  

The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:

Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang  who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.

April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.

Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.

Congratulations Mara Gajic!

Mara Gajic, Small Talk, 2014,  39″x16″, Digital Inkjet Print

Mara Gajic, Small Talk, 2014, 39″x16″, Digital Inkjet Print

The OCAD U Photography Program  is pleased to announce that Mara Gajic has been selected as the OCAD U representative for the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program.  Mara’s portfolio of work will be evaluated alongside the other 15 finalists by the Scholarship Program jury, consisting of two representatives from the Art Gallery of Ontario and a previous winner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. The jury will select three winners, who will each receive $7000 CAD. Additionally, the home institutions of the winning students will each receive $1000 CAD honorariums.

Thank you to the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize for this amazing opportunity!

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Bio: Mara Gajic is a third-year student at OCAD University pursuing a BFA in photography. Her work is driven by elements of performance and costume to explore open narratives of self-construct and personal psychology and the quiet space between imagination and reality. Often using herself to stage her images, she imposes new realities on both herself and the photographs through the embodiment of a performative role to communicate underlying personal states in the form of colourful visual narratives and to initiate an unspoken dialogue between the viewer and artist, which is mediated through the photograph.

Instagram Call: Due Feb 2

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OCAD U Photography Students,

The Instagram account for the Photography Department is doing very well.  We are steadily gaining followers since it’s launch just over two weeks ago.  Many of these follower have been art galleries and magazines which is great exposure for you!  The concept for this account is to showcase the works of our students and department in an on-line portfolio.  It will act as a tool to help promote our students outside the university while also representing the strength of our program.  We need your submissions!  If we want to keep this account going past February we ask that you submit works!!!  

Call for submission:

Open to all students in the Photography Department regardless of year or stream.  Please submit works!!!  (Note: at least one image from every submission will be selected.)

What We Need:

-send us 5 images to select from

-file size 10 by 10 inches at 100 dpi

-file type .jpg

-please caption your images as follows:

Artist Name, Title of work, Year of work, Year of study, @insta username
example: Joe Brown, Untitled, 2015, 4th year photo, @joebrown

-if your images are landscape or portrait format please adjust the canvas size and include a white border.

-Images should be colour corrected and sized appropriately.  We will not make any aesthetic decisions on your behalf.


When Do We Need It?

Deadline for the second round of submissions is Mon, Feb 2nd at 5pm.  Sooner is better!

Please send submissions to Nicholas Pye:  npye@faculty.ocadu.ca

Note: we do not send confirmation emails.

 

 

Hello 2015!

Cailen Speers, Installation at Union Station Holiday Marketplace, 2014

Installation photos, student exhibition at the Union Station Holiday Marketplace, Toronto, 2014, Photo by Cailen Speers

Exciting things are happening at OCAD University !

Our Photography Program is filled with students, faculty, technicians and alumni who are constantly engaging with the community on a local and global level. In celebration of the great things that are going on here, we have decided to create a hub to share news about the art exhibitions, lectures, publications, awards, and all sorts of other related items that our group is celebrating and offering!

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