On May 2nd, the Honours Bachelor of Photography class of 2017 unveiled their graduating exhibition as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Since graduating from the Honours Bachelor of Photography program in 2016, Elijah Monroe has been an active member of the Sheridan community and beyond. A member of the Cayuga tribe, Elijah was raised on the Grand River Reserve #40 of the Six Nations and is currently working as the Research Assistant for Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support.
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).
Bachelor of Photography coordinator Rafael Goldchain spoke at the Five Artist Speaker Series last Friday, while also premiering his new photography exhibition titled “I Am My Family“. Princeton Architectural Press had this to say on the opening: “Old family photo albums are fascinating. If you’re lucky enough to own one, you’ve probably spent hours poring over half-faded black-and-white portraits of your ancestors, searching for similarities in their facial features and wondering what their lives might have been. Unfortunately, not every family has such easy access to their own history. Photographer Rafael Goldchain’s Polish-Jewish ancestors emigrated to South America in the 1930s, and many others perished in Poland during the Nazi regime. Also lost in the turmoil of war and emigration were most of the portraits of his extended family. When Goldchain became a parent himself, he decided to make up for this lack of evidence and recreate the lost generations… Read More
Now into her fourth year, photographer and collage artist Emily Cooper is back at Pacific Theatre for another season, with the striking imagery that has become as synonymous with the theatre company as its faith-based theatrical mission. Once again responsible for the images to accompany the company’s season of plays, including its season opener The Rainmaker, it will perhaps come as no surprise that Cooper’s inspiration always begins with the plays. Read more of the article here
Rafael Goldchain, the coordinator of the Bachelor of Photography program at Sheridan College, will have his work included in two exhibits in the coming months. In Character: Self Portrait of the Artist as Another @ National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art “Since photography’s beginnings, artists have used their own body and self-image as subject matter, some turning it into the very basis of their practice. Photography has always been intertwined with the human propensity to look at others; the latter’s voyeurism taking over only where the photographer’s gaze leaves off. This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, presents works by acclaimed Canadian and international artists who explore the space between their own selves and that of another, expanding identity into the realm of role-playing through photographic self-portraiture. Included in the Exhibit: Bill Burke, Sophie Calle, General Idea, Rafael Goldchain, Rodney… Read More
With the motto “Diversity Our Strength”, diversity is a critical part of Toronto’s urban vernacular, identity and pride. However, the public messaging around diversity is often oversimplified and banal, and rarely comes to terms with the complex nature of living in a diverse city.FOREIGN ENCOUNTERS is an innovative, interactive art project that explores the nuances of living with diversity through the personal stories of young Torontonians. FOREIGN ENCOUNTERS began at Ryerson University with a call-to-action for the community to submit real, uncensored experiences with diversity. With over 250 submissions, the stories ranged from unabashed accounts of positive, transformational moments, to awkward and sometimes heartbreaking encounters. These sometimes controversial stories are a testament to the complexities that surround our understanding and appreciation of diversity. 25-year-old Shamima Orny who recently decided to wear a hijab, shares “some people say I’m oppressed and they’re free. I don’t think ‘free’ is the right word… Read More
Second year student of the Bachelor of Photography – bridge program, Alex Clemmer, will be featured in the Alliance Française exhibit “Still Waters Forget.” He got the rare chance (as a student) to exhibit his work solo at Alliance Française because “they were looking for young artists, particularly fine art photography based artists, to showcase at their gallery on Spadina, which is quite beautiful,” Alex explained. “They contacted Sheridan and my name somehow worked its way to the top of the pile [Bachelor of Photography Co-ordinator, Rafael Goldchain made the connection]. I ended up having an interview there and they ended up picking me to show at their gallery. It was a bit of a tense time, when look I back on it.” Alex sent the Sheridan Arts Blog the above photo in order to explain his concept, in which his photographs allude to the subject’s history. Its title is:… Read More
Three of Sheridan graduates’ work is featured in Toronto exhibition Feb. 21 – Mar. 17. The exhibit captures landscape and memory, architecture and form, and theatrical portraiture. Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is recognized as a top-choice destination among creative arts colleges. Our students develop a rare combination of artistic talent, professionalism, and technical sophistication. The Bachelor of Photography program offers a professional education with an emphasis on the conceptual, technical and aesthetic possibilities of the medium, and combines practice, history and theory.