Lynne Anderson is an award-winning artist and reduction printing specialist whose work consists of high-end portfolios focusing on black and white portraiture and several modern, contemporary artistic series. She spent two months in the fall of 2006 photographing roadkill, which she produced and exhibited in a solo show in January of 2007, gaining status as an emerging artist within the arts community of Ottawa and getting rave reviews across the board. This roadkill series was featured in an interview piece done by TVO/TFO on “shock art”. A year later, Lynne returned to the subject of road kill and produced “ROAD KILL II”, a second series with a much darker feel. She exhibited this series during a solo show at La Petite Mort Gallery in the fall of 2007. The exhibit garnered Lynne considerable attention in the form of newspaper articles and a CBC Radio One interview. She also received a lot of media attention, including several newspaper articles and a second interview on CBC Radio One for “TRANS”, an intimate and revealing portrait series of transgendered and transsexual men that Lynne exhibited in a solo show in 2007. It was with portraits from this series that Lynne won an award from Applied Arts Magazine, which published her work in their May/June 2008 issue and exhibited her portraits at a Toronto exhibition that fall. In recent years, Lynne has produced another black and white portraiture series of tattoo-adorned men entitled “PEACOCK” which was exhibited at La Petite Mort Gallery in 2013, as well as exhibiting individual black and white and photo transfer portraits as part of a 2014 collaborative show entitled “PART STRADIVARIUS / PART SCALPEL” in Ottawa.


David Barbour has traveled to over 35 countries in Africa, Asia and theAmericas as photographer for the Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA). Other clients have included UNICEF, IDRC, National Film Board  of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Geographic, Globe and Mail, Bloomberg News,Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Art Gallery. David has curated numerous exhibitions and has appraised numerous photographic collections. His work can be found in the collections of CMCP, Carleton University Art Gallery,City of Ottawa's Public Art Program and Library and Archives Canada. David has been teaching courses and workshops at SPAO since 1994. The City ofOttawa's Public Art Program presents his winter panoramic landscapes andDavid exhibits regularly at SPAO. Highlights of Barbour's photography career include a World Press Award in 1985 for a photograph he took in Egypt, and a Mid Career Canada Council Grant in 1999 to continue his personal work in Havana.


Mitchell Burton is originally from Calgary, Alberta, moving to Ottawa in 2010 to attend the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Mitchell has been practicing photography for 7 years, and also attended the Alberta College of Art and Design - he left to pursue fine art at SPAO. Mitchell has graduated from the School's full time portfolio program and completed a year of residency.


Adrien Duey has over thirty years of experience as a fine art and advertising photographer, and an art director. His innovative style and approach have won him many national and international awards: New York ArtDirectors Awards, Toronto Art Directors Awards, National Magazine Awards,Applied Arts National Awards, Polaroid Transfer National Awards, and twice nominated for Juno Awards. Adrien applied his vision and design in the fields of people, still life, and food. He has produced campaigns for AirCanada, Bell, Johnson & Johnson, Bombardier, the Dairy Bureau, MontrealJazz Festival, and Molson. Adrien produced the images for the world's first interactive postage stamps in 1995 and continues to work on stamp projects. Raised on large format (the packaging for President's Choice was shot on 8"x10" film), Adrien has truly enjoyed the adventure of going digital. After owning and operating a studio in Montreal for years, he is now happily trekking around Ottawa - mostly out of the studio now. Adrien is working on his first book.


David Elden is committed to the creative alchemy of the darkroom, work where light and silver can be transmuted into expressive, hand-made photographic prints. His knowledge of photography is based in formal training and in his extensive experience shooting and printing in all formats for personal projects, assignments and competitions. In the words of American photographer Charles Pratt, Elden believes that "Printing is an essential part of the process of transforming the experience into aphotographic image".

Elden is involved in the photographic community in Ottawa through membership in the RA Photo Club (where he has served as Chair &Darkroom Manager), photo-volunteering activities (shoots for a community paper, volunteers for photo-events such as Camera College Canada &Photo-Relief), and teaching at SPAO and beyond.


Tony is an Ottawa-based editorial and commercial photographer. He also spends a lot of time and emotion shooting personal projects.

These personal projects have been exhibited throughout North America and inEurope as well as being featured in publications such as The New YorkTimes, Esquire (Russia), Newsweek (Japan), LifeLounge (Australia), CV Photo(Canada) and The British Journal of Photography.

Tony has been nominated for 3 National Magazine Awards (and won once). In2010 he was presented with The Karsh Award for Photography. He consults regularly at SPAO.


As an accomplished photographer and educator, John has successfully merged photography, art and education. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts and has enjoyed a long career in photography and visual art education.

After a long journey living and working in Mexico he returned to Ottawa in 2008 and joined the teaching faculty at School of the Photographic Arts:Ottawa (SPAO). Originally trained in traditional analogue capture and darkroom techniques he transitioned to the digital format and continues to explore and teach the photographic potential of this constantly developing medium. His works have been exhibited in Mexico, United States and Canada and are currently in many private collections.


Jonathon Harrington is the owner/photographer of Icon Imaging.  His enthusiasm for photography has allowed him to experience many different areas of photography, from assistant to photography software project manager.  

During his 20 years of being a photographer he has worked for Corel Corporation, photographed FIS World Cup Skiing, Ottawa 67’s, Ottawa Renegades, Rugby Canada, Prime Minister Jean Chretien, countless musicians and athletes, large scale architectural and construction projects (including aerials), and is currently a Library of Parliament photographer.  

Jonathon believes strongly in the sharing information and giving back, which is why he has taught at Algonquin College in the Photography and Graphic Design programs and the City of Ottawa.  Recently his yoga inspired project which showcases the strength and flexibility of women, has been published into a coffee table book which is available at Chapters/Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and online; a portion of the profits are being donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


As a veteran of the consumer electronics industry, John has developed a teaching style that is both easy and accessible. His work with consumers and manufactures alike has allowed him to develop an insightful understanding of how people use technology to give life to their work and how it can help communicate their ideas.

John's most recent projects use macro images to give voice to personal recollections and observations.  His work has been seen in shows in Ottawa and Toronto and he is an active member of the SPAO community.


Libby Hsiao is an imaging scientist with expressed interest in the field of computational photography and human visual perception. He enjoys voicing artistic expression in the passage of time through imaging of high speed events and long exposure photography. He is a professional engineer and holds a Masters of Imaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Paul Klauninger studied astronomy, astrophysics, and Earth-sciences at theUniversity of Toronto. He has lectured on astronomy, astrophotography, and space travel at the Canada Museum of Science & Technology (CMST) for over20 years. He has also taught undergrad astronomy at Carleton University and is currently an astronomy instructor for Algonquin College's OutdoorAdventure Naturalist program and with the Association for Bright Children.Paul has also been a guest speaker on astronomical imaging at CarletonUniversity and conducted astronomy workshops for Ottawa Board of Education teachers and in numerous public schools. He is an avid photographer of the night sky and of landscapes, and owns several specialized telescopes and cameras for astro-imaging. Paul brings his interests in science and astronomy and photographic imaging to workshops at SPAO.


Geneviève Labbé is a photo-based artist, with a focus on analogue processes. Labbé's work relies heavily on visual storytelling influenced by excerpts from her personal journal. Having moved upwards of twenty times and lived in multiple cities across Canada, she combines her nomadic background with her photography. She creates emotional and unconventional tableaus of her family and friends, and explores the struggles of personal identity, depression, and emotional associations with surrounding spaces. 


Jim Lamont has been involved with photography since 1977. He has had three articles with his photographs in the Canadian Geographic, including a cover photograph, and has also been published in a variety of other magazines, a book, and a calendar. He has had six one-person / focus shows at galleries such as the Trinity Art Gallery, the Foyer Gallery, and the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery. His photographs and prints have won numerous awards. In2003, he started PeregrinePrints, a company dedicated to working with photographers to make fine art quality prints at affordable prices. He teaches with the School for the Photographic Arts: Ottawa, Henry's School of Imaging, and various community centre and private classes.


Alisdair MacRae, an artist working in sculpture and installation, was born in 1974 in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Victoria. In 2002, he received anMFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College, complementing his 1998 BFA from the University of Victoria. In 2012, he completed a thesis on Joane Cardinal-Schubert for the graduate Art History program at Carleton University. MacRae uses plans to examine issues of community and exchange, experienced through a do-it-yourself approach that enables social interactions. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in New YorkCity, Halifax, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.


Lesley Marshall is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of the University of Ottawa with a major in communication with specialization in media. Media art curator for the Available Light Screening Collective, Arboretum Arts Festival; promoter, booker, filmmaker, musician, and all around artist she is currently the Operations Manager at MEGAPHONO & Kelp Music and editor-in-chief of local arts zine, Small Talk.


Angelina McCormick has made her mark as a successful photographic visual artist. Working as a commercial photographer, a printmaker and an instructor, Angelina has still found time to create her own art along the way. Angelina studied photography at The School of the Photographic Arts:Ottawa. Under the guidance of Michael Tardioli, Martin Lipman and Khalia Scott she transformed her obsession for photography into a successful career.

Angelina's visual language follows her own distinctive concept of quality and single-minded commitment to perfection. A 2014 Applied Arts AwardWinner and a consummate instructor, Angelina is an artist who greatly desires to enrich perception, explore truth and support the desire to learn.


Michael Tardioli has been a professional, award-winning photographer for more than twenty years. He has developed innovative printmaking techniques that enhance the presence of black and white photographs. Tardioli developed a reputation as a portrait artist that led to acquisitions by theNational Archives of Canada, the National Arts Centre, and the Children'sHospital of Eastern Ontario. This last project resulted in a published book of fine-art photographic portraits of children entitled Project Hope. Michael has pursued two career paths: to elevate the production values of commercial photography, and to promote photographic education. In 2005,with the assistance of several students, Michael co-founded the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Now a nationally recognized master printer, Tardioli is Co-Director and an Officer of the Incorporation at SPAO.


Susanne Ure is a documentary and fine art photographer who has enjoyed along-time affiliation with the visual arts in Ottawa, as an Arts Consultant with the City of Ottawa, President of the Ottawa School of Art and as the administrator of St. Francois Artists' Studios. During the past several years, in the context of her work with Amnesty International, she has been documenting social justice uprisings in Canada. Most recently the Idle NoMore movement and the on-going campaign to achieve justice for the families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada. In 2012 and 2013her photographs appeared in Amnesty's print publications in Germany,Switzerland, the UK and Canada. In 2013 she mounted her first solo exhibition of landscape photographs entitled The Natural Capital and has been selected as one of Canada's emerging photographers by Photo Life magazine. She studied photography at Algonquin College and SPAO, and has pursued graduate and undergraduate degrees in theatre directing and criticism at Queen's University and the University of Toronto.


Roger D. Wilson is an experimental film scientist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Roger’s artistic practice begins and ends with film, 16mm and 35mm formats; his need to continuously investigate the filmmaking process has lead him to discover innovative experimental film processes. He creates his films using techniques such as pixilation, time-lapse photography, hand processing and cameraless animation. Roger is known for his technique of manipulating film emulsion prior to photographing images. He treats his unexposed film stock to processes that alter the films emulsion. He has buried black and white film in soil, bathed it in baking soda, berg colour toner, household bleach and photographic bleach all before photographing images. Roger has also begun to create his own film emulsion recipes and film developers, he has processed black and white film in Welch’s Grape Juice, Tea made from Timothy Hay, Argon oil, Red Clovers and algae infested river water. Roger co-founded the Windows Collective (2008), a group devoted to the creation and exhibition of experimental works using film as basis.


Michael Vuckovic has been involved in photography for over 30 years. He has worked in photographic equipment sales, graphic design and is a freelance photographer shooting portraiture, theatre (14 seasons as the house photographer for the Ottawa Little Theatre), and fine art. Michael works with both digital and film technologies, is a digital printer and enjoys working in a traditional wet-darkroom. His images have been published in newspapers, magazines, books and has been purchased for private collections.