The Embarrassment Show workshop is an approach to creative thinking developed by Dutch creative director, curator and artist Erik Kessels. Originally conducted with a group of 2nd year photography students in Switzerland, the Embarrassment Show has developed into a travelling exhibition. Earlier in May, the project was brought to Sheridan College’s Trafalgar campus for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Illustration students. Kessels led a three-day workshop and oversaw the production of the final exhibition with Sheridan Illustration Professor/Coordinator Joe Morse.
Captured through the lenses of this year’s graduating Bachelor of Photography students, 57 Voices illustrates diverse perceptions of the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic possibilities of photography as a professional medium. This exhibition is presented as a part of the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and is curated by Clare Vander Meersch (director of photography, The Globe and Mail magazines).