Collaboration is key to artistic creation, and photography is no exception. One of the most exciting collaborations of this year’s Festival X is the collaboration occuring between SPAO, Festival X, and the Canada Dance Festival. Seven alumni of the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) have each been asked to photograph one of the seven groups participating in this year’s Canada Dance Festival.
These images will be printed during a mini residency at SPAO over the summer, framed by Patrick Gordon Framing, and displayed at the National Arts Centre during Festival X in September. The artists participating cover an extremely wide range of photographic practice, from glass plate photography (Whitney Lewis-Smith, whose work is shown in a screenshot above) to editorial work (Jamie Kronick); from portraiture (Sarai Strikefoot). This is sure to be an exceptional group of work!
photo credit: Whitney Lewis-Smith
Very excited to announce that I’m going to be tumblr-blogging for Festival X 2012 this September. Check out my first post, which appropriately enough describes SPAO’s collaboration with the Canada Dance Festival. Excited to be a part of this team!
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