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F/6 Collective’s Exhibition, Sacred Spaces, opens May 19, 4-6pm, Ada Slaight

The f/6 Collective is a dedicated group of IBPOC Photography students who have gathered regularly in 2023 to share work, experiences and their voices. 
Together, they have created the exhibition Sacred Spaces which addresses spaces or places (whether physical, emotional, familial, political and/or geographical)  that create a sense of resonance, reverence or provocation. 
Come celebrate their work and expressions on May 19th, 4-6pm, in the Ada Slaight gallery, 2nd floor, 100 McCaul.
A tremendous sense of gratitude goes out to ODESI, who have generously supported this exhibition. Thank you! 
-The f/6 Collective + Ursula + Meera  

YASIN OSMAN: Artist Talk, Wednesday March 29, 5-6pm, 113 McCaul,room 516

The f/6 Collective (OCADU’s IBPOC Photo Club) and the Photo Department are organizing an artist talk with Yasin Osman on March 29, 5-6pm,  113 McCaul (MCC), room 516.

Yasin Osman is an award-winning photographer and cartoonist for The New Yorker. Aside from drawing and taking photos the most important thing to Yasin is a photo mentorship program he started in 2015 called Shoot For Peace. The program was initially created to combat the increasing violence in Toronto and to offer an alternative option for youth wanting to pursue art. Since its inception the program has provided over a hundred youth with jobs, cameras and skills of lasting value. Shoot for Peace has also been recognized internationally by BuzzfeedUpworthyand CNN. Through his photography Yasin has been recognized by the National Geographic and has shot campaigns for brands such as Nike, Google and The Toronto Raptors.

Yasin’s website: https://yescene.com/
Please note: Seating is limited to 30, first come, first served.

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’s gather! SNACKS PROVIDED 😉
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


Artscape Daniels Launchpad Opportunities

Have a look at what is offered in this Artscape complex. There are studio spaces, tech facilities, great photo support and then lots of workshops, career dev programs, bursaries and more.






International Collaboration Studio Course Registration

International Collaboration Studio              Sept–April, 2020-21          1.0 credit
Register Now at the appropriate course level (no application)

Open to all OCADU Programs

You will register for both semesters, comprising 2 courses at either the 300 OR 400 level:

International Collaboration Studio: Photo 3018
International Collaboration Studio II: Photo 3019
International Collaboration Studio III: Photo 4016
International Collaboration Studio IV: Photo 4017 

Open to 200 level students with Approval



For more information, contact Prof. Meera Margaret Singh   msingh@faculty.ocadu.ca


INTAC Exhibition, CONTACT Photo Festival, 2019, Canada




What is INTAC?

This hybrid studio course takes place over two semesters during which time students design and undertake collaborative projects with international partners. Directions identified by the group will vary from year to year, but address the ongoing goals of engaging global issues and communicating across cultures. Participants will respond to an overall theme with project proposals in whatever way they may interpret it, although we hope that global and cross-cultural issues will be fore-fronted. Projects will be developed in a range of media, but particularly those that may be shared readily through online channels. For this reason, photographic and time-based formats are a primary focus, however past students have also worked in other media – most recently audio, sculpture, writing, quilting, jewelry, drawing, painting and performance.


Along with creating relationships with students in the various schools, OCAD students will meet each other and interact online, propose project concepts, join project groups and produce collaborative artworks. Participants will maintain online communication and build a sense of community here at OCAD through group crits, fundraising activities, an exhibition event and possibly publication. Guided by Professors Meera Margaret Singh and Peter Sramek, they will take responsibility for cooperative leadership and initiative.



Using class meetings, video conferencing (sometimes very early in the morning) and online blogs/communication environments (currently Slack and Miro) and popular social networking tools, students will communicate and develop projects under the guidance of the instructors at each school. Scheduling will be flexible, responsive to the needs of the activities while much of the work will be done on the students’ individual time with their project partners using various platforms: Slack, Zoom, Miro, Skype, FaceBook, E-mail and other channels. Specific joint activities and projects will be articulated each year, based on specific partnerships and opportunities. There will be short-term objectives and deadlines over the 8 months of the course. It is important to note that the course structure consists of a flexible online meeting schedule and the class group will not meet every week, rather, more or less every other week.



  • This course is open to students from all programs – Art, Design, INVC, LAS, DigF
  • There are two sets of course codes and students must register in the paired Fall and Winter sections.
  • Students who have taken the 300-level courses may continue in INTAC by registering
    for the 400-level courses. Students requiring 400 level credits may also register at that level with approval.

FutureArt berlin – Call for Submissions

Upcoming Online Exhibition Opportunity being organized by the INTAC student group in Berlin

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