Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CBC's #IndigenousEyes photo contest for aboriginal youth now accepting submissions that focus on elders

#IndigenousEyes photo contest puts lens on aboriginal elders

CBC's photo contest for aboriginal youth now accepting submissions that focus on elders

CBC is launching its #IndigenousEyes photo contest, and this year the lens is focused on the role of elders in aboriginal communities.

Lisa Charleyboy, the editor of Urban Native Magazine, will join me and CBC's Gloria Macarenko on the judging panel to choose a winner for the photo contest.

For Charleyboy, the role of elders in aboriginal communities came into focus in 2013, when she took part in an indigenous writing residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

There she met Pahan Pte Ste Win, a Lakota woman from Winnipeg. She asked Pte Ste Win for guidance on her writing, and the two hit it off.

"She had mentioned that she was interested in adopting me, so we did a formal adoption ceremony as we closed the residency," she said.


Saturday, February 07, 2015

Call for Submissions / Toronto Pearson International Airport - Long Term Temporary Exhibition at Terminal 3

Call for Submissions / Toronto Pearson International Airport / Long Term Temporary Exhibition at Terminal 3 / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday March 20, 2015
Deadline: Friday March 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Canadian professional photographers are invited to submit work for consideration for a long-term temporary exhibition at Toronto Pearson International Airport. As part of the airport's Terminal 3 revitalization project, we will install several series of photographs alongside moving sidewalks in a corridor that connects two sections of the terminal. The photographs will be printed in large scale, on vinyl. Up to three artists will be selected. Works will be on display for approximately one year. Toronto Pearson covers all production costs and each artist will be paid an exhibition fee of $2500.
Theme: Canadian national and regional identity
Selection committee:
Lee Petrie, Curator, Toronto Pearson International Airport
Emily McInnes, Founder and Director, EYE BUY ART
Toni Hafkenscheid, Photographer and photography instructor
Submission is online only. For complete details and online application form, click on the link below and scroll down to Call to Artists.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Alfred Eisenstaedt BBC Master Photographers (1983)

Ansel Adams BBC Master Photographers (1983)

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks Gordon Parks was a true modern renaissance man with achievements in many fields. Among his many accomplishments, he was a groundbreaking photographer who's images had a deep impact on our culture.

Richard Avedon- Darkness and Light

Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film 2002

Masters of photography - Diane Arbus (documentary, 1972)

Henri Cartier Bresson - Just Plain Love (Documentary)

Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 -- August 3, 2004) was a French
photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was an
early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He
helped develop the street photography or life reportage style that was
coined The Decisive Moment that has influenced generations of
photographers who followed.

Andre Kertesz BBC Master Photographers (1983)

National Geographic: The Last Roll of Kodachrome

The End of an Era: Steve McCurry and the Final Roll of Kodachrome Film
National Geographic: The Last Roll of Kodachrome
In 2009, when Kodak announced that production of Kodachrome film would be coming to an end, legendary photographer Steve McCurry saw an opportunity, and asked if the company would give him the final roll. Given his reputation and the many famed photographs he’s taken on Kodachrome, it’s no surprise Kodak said yes.
As a tribute to this final roll, a crew from National Geographic decided to follow McCurry and document the momentous last 36 frames that would ever be shot on that film — the video above is the result.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The story behind the XP wallpaper we'll never forget

Published on Apr 8, 2014

From today on Microsoft will no
longer support Windows XP. The one thing everybody will always remember
of Windows XP is desktop image 'Bliss', with it's green rolling hills
and bluer than blue sky. Doesn't the most viewed picture of all times
asks for a worthy goodbye? We certainly think so! That's why we hopped
on a plane to Los Angeles and went to visit the photographer Charles

He told us the incredible story behind the famous desktop image of Windows XP.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Back Bay Yearning #YZF #NWT

Back Bay Yearning, Great Slave Lake's Back Bay, Yellowknife NWT
©2013 George Lessard http://mediamentor.ca

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2014 #NWT Explorers' Guide Call for #Tourism #Photos

Call for Tourism Photos of the NWT

The Northwest Territories Tourism and Kellett Communications is working on the 2014 Explorers' Guide along with the next issue of the Sportsmen's' Guide and the Meeting Planner Guide.

We are reaching out to all photographers that have spectacular, awe-inspiring and captivating images for use in all of these Guides. We want to show the world just how truly amazing and remarkable our beautiful territory is.

We are looking for images that illustrate the essence of the NWT Tourism's 5 iconic directions; Lakes & Rivers, Parks & Wilderness, Culture & People, Aurora & Winter and Northern Realities. We are looking for any images that are specific too:

- northern lights
- fishing & hunting
- cultural traditions
- local community events and festivals
- outdoor adventures
- parks, lakes and rivers
- road travel
- we would like a mixture of people in and out of the shots as well

Help us show the world the spectacular spirit of the North.

For more information on contracts and submissions, visit http://spectacularnwt.com/photographers or contact Jen Luckay at jluckay@kellett.nt.ca

Deadline for submission is July 24, 2013. If you haven't already, a completed Photographer Registration form (http://spectacularnwt.com/photographers) is required for your photographs to be considered for purchase.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gwich’in life preserved in photos

Gwich'in life preserved in photos


"...It's a testament to the permanence of film, moments of Gwich'in life preserved long after their creator is gone.

James Jerome was a photographer who spent most of his short life documenting remote communities in Canada's North. Jerome was caught in a tragic house fire when he was 30. He didn't survive but his images did, if only barely.

Now 14 of them are on display at Arts Underground, showcasing life in Gwich'in fish camps along the Mackenzie River with an intimacy and understanding impossible for photographers from Outside.


James spent his childhood on the land with his family, and went the Grollier Hall residential school in Inuvik.

He got his first camera when he was 12. After high school, he trained to be a welder, allowing him to travel across the country for work. Crisscrossing the country also allowed James to collect better cameras and equipment than what was available in the North in the '60s and '70s.

As his aptitude for apertures and shutter speeds improved, Jerome began to focus more and more on making photography his life's work. He worked as a photographer for the Native Press newspaper, and later as a freelancer documenting life North of 60.

But tragedy struck when James was killed in a house fire in Inuvik in 1979. His photographs were almost destroyed as well, and many were badly damaged by smoke, heat and water.


His partner Elizabeth Jansen Hadlari and his son Thomas Hadlari were able to rescue 9,000 of James's negatives and donated them to the N.W.T. Archives. There, archive specialists were able to stabilize the collection and preserve the images for years to come.


Charlie and members of the Yukon Archives first saw the photos when they were presented in the N.W.T. by that territory's archives. So the Yukon Archives partnered with the Friends of the Yukon Archives to bring the collection to Whitehorse and showcase it to a broader audience.

Fish Camps Through a Gwich'in Lens is a travelling exhibit and is presented by the Yukon Archives with help from the N.W.T. Archives and the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute. It runs at Arts Underground until July 31.