SPAO AT THE CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL - May 4 - 14, 2017

Abigail Gossage Adrien Duey Alexandra Sofia Amanda Belanger Amanda Purdy Ami Jarvis Andrew Erik Macartney Angela Walker Barbara Bolton Barbara Brown Celeste Martin Charles Bechara Christian Villemaire Danni-Rae Mistaken Chief David Barbour Fran Noftle Freeman Keats Geneviève Labbé Glenn Bloodworth Greg Zehna Hannah Evans Henry Black Hugo Brown Jeff Poulin Jim des Rivières Jim Lamont Jocelyn Keays John Hallum John Healey John Richardson Jonathan Hobin Josh Hotz Lawrence Cook Leslie Hossack Lucia Mugica Melle Harris Michael Tardioli Mitchell Burton Neeko Paluzzi, Olivia Johnston Pablo Melendez Patricia Wallace Rajeev Nath Robert Proulx Ruth Steinberg Saman Deilamani Semira Selman Susan Kilbank Vera Saltzman Whitney Lewis-Smith

Opening Reception: Thursday May 4th 6pm - 8pm

 

For the first time ever, the work of 50 Ottawa-based photographic artists will be on display, as a part of the CONTACT Photography Festival! This historic exhibition will take place in Toronto at Arta Gallery at 14 Distillery Lane.


For this exhibition, the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) has curated a show that merges work from Exhibition No. 12 with work by alumni, staff and faculty from the school's 12-year history. The City of Ottawa has graciously opened their collection and archive in order to realize this important celebration. The City has a long history of collecting the work of SPAO students, alumni, staff, and faculty as a part of its Direct Purchase Program, and many of the works featured in this exhibition will be from the City's collection.

Each artist in this exhibition has produced their own individualized work that draws from traditional and contemporary photographic techniques and ideas. Established to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation in photography, SPAO is a not-for-profit photographic-arts school and a registered private career college in Ottawa, Canada.