Photograph by Katy Lopez (from the series Refugees)
SPAO Is Growing
THE SCHOOL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: OTTAWA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 4 RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SPAO ORGANIZATION!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of:
JONATHAN HOBIN as Creative / Executive Director
WHITNEY LEWIS-SMITH as Darkroom Instructor
OLIVIA JOHNSTON as Photographic History Instructor
JENNIFER MARTIN as Artist Residency Coordinator
When I originally envisioned the school, I imagined a place where the culture of photographic arts would develop an entire community and that one day the students of the school would become leaders of that community. It’s a romantic narrative and one that is about to come into fruition. I am very excited to see my original mentee, Jonathan Hobin, as well as two of SPAO’s most promising graduates join the SPAO organization. We have assembled a great team in order to usher in the next evolution and growth at SPAO.
Founding Director / Director of Education and Mentorship
A+9 EXHIBITION: CELEBRATING PART-TIME EXCELLENCE
The time has come for The School of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa’s 9th annual A+ Exhibition.
This is the ninth annual contest and exhibition of selected images from SPAO’s continuing education community. Every year, we invite students who have ever been enrolled in a part-time course of workshop to enter a maximum of five works. This year, we had three categories for entry: Silver Gelatin/Alternative Processes, Digital Print, and for the first time, Photo Book!
Join us to celebrate the photographic work of our part-time students.
Exhibition Dates: July 8th to August 13th, 2016
Opening and Awards Ceremony: Friday July 8th, 6-9 p.m.
The 2016 Jury:
Joanne Rycaj Guillemette
Curator and Photography Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
Head of Commercial Photography, PhotoluxStudio
Manager and Exhibitions Programmer, Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa Art Gallery
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, Including the 2016 winners!
Now accepting applications for the SPAO Diploma Program
SPAO’s two-year diploma program Photographic Arts and Production offers a unique opportunity to cultivate individual vision and craft, acquire comprehensive analogue and digital photography skills, and develop a broad understanding of photographic theory and history.
The only program of its kind in Canada, SPAO's Photographic Arts and Production offers students an intensive, community-oriented and collaborative learning experience. Educated and evaluated in large part through their performance, students develop and present portfolios and signature pieces and present these works in the school's exhibition spaces. Teaching and learning take place in a workshop environment designed to support the school’s motto: Vision, Content, Craft.
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa • 168 Dalhousie Street • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • K1N 7C4 • (613) 562-3824