This workshop, facilitated by artist/educator Kotama Bouabane will examine various strategies photographers have used to challenge traditional landscape photography. Participants will look at numerous ways of representing a a sense of place: by blurring lines between truth and fiction, by using artifacts from the landscape and re-integrating them into the final image, etc.
Participants are then encouraged to bring 5-7 small photographs (no larger than 11"x17") from a complete or in-progress series to the workshop. Artists will participate in a sharing circle intended to stimulate constructive criticism and creative feedback from Kotama and other participants.
This workshop is a wonderful complement to Imagining Places: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography PART 2 which is an experimental, hands-on workshop on Wednesday, Nov 8th, 2017.
*Registration is limited to 10 participants max in order to permit informal and intimate conversation and critique.
Kotama Bouabane has an MFA in Studio Arts, Photography from Concordia University, Montreal and a AOCAD from OCAD. His work has been exhibited in many galleries including Centre A (Vancouver), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary) & Gallery 44 Centre For Contemporary Photography (Toronto). He has received many awards and grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council & the Canada Council for the Arts. He currently holds positions in the Photography Department at OCADU and York University. Upcoming exhibitions include VU Photo in the fall of 2017 and The New Gallery in Calgary in 2018.