Originally from Ontario, now living in
New-Brunswick, Julie Forgues obtained her BFA at Université de Moncton in 1995 and her MFA Studio – photography at Concordia University in 1999. Between 2002 and 2005, she finished her schooling and continued her research as part of the Doctorat en Études et Pratiques des Arts at l'UQÀM. She has been a faculty member of the Department des arts visuels of Université de Moncton since 2000
as a photography professor and is the head of department since July 2016.
She has shown solo 2014 at the Galerie Colline in Edmundston NB and in 2005 at Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen in Moncton. Her work was been exhibited numerous group shows at Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen in Moncton, at the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton. She has also participated in numerous artist residency programs inter alia in China, Japan and the Arctic. Throughout the years, she has also show work nationally in Ontario, Québec, NB, and internationally China and Japan. Julie will be participating in an artist residency program at the renown Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai from August 2017 to February 2018 and at the Vermont Studio in Vermont in summer of 2018. She considers her work as a visual in-between a space and a place.
Throughout history, there have been many debates on what a portrait is and how to create a portrait. Portraits have been shaped and created in different media such as sculpture, painting and photography. Within each medium, there are specific rules on how the portrait should look.
Regarding photography portraiture, there is the “classic” portrait in which the subject is photographed from the chest up, using traditional lighting methods of the highest standards. With the emergence of digital photography combined with journalism, new standards for portraiture have been
established and the impression has changed.
Johan Sorensen has been working on conceptual portraits for the past year and it is very demanding. The challenge he confronts is to fuse his imagination and his creativity into one outlet. It is important for the model/subject, props and the environment to work well together to achieve the image impact. One can see in his images that the results are, no doubt, a creation of art in combination with portraiture. Johan Sorensen gives presentations which give new ideas and strive to make his approach fun and creative with lighting and posing.
Eric Boutilier-Brown is a Halifax-based photographer and photo-educator who has been a passionate photographer for thirty years.
Eric’s primary focus is on the Nude and Architecture, with his long-standing love affair for infrared light flowing through both bodies of work. Eric currently works with digital cameras (conventional and converted to infrared sensitivities), and has previously worked in a wide variety of film formats from 35mm to
12"x20" view cameras.
A founding member of Halifax’s ViewPoint Gallery, Eric’s work has been exhibited internationally, and published world-wide in more than two dozen books and magazines. His images
are in public collections in Canada, and private collections around the world.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Architectural Photography: Interiors
Join Eric Boutilier-Brown for a
presentation and hands-on photo workshop exploring photographing interior spaces. Interiors present a variety of photographic challenges which will be covered in this workshop, set within an historic church in the heart of
Moncton. Eric will discuss approaches to architectural photography. and address
the tricky challenges that windows and exterior lighting introduce. Participants should bring their cameras, tripods and cable-releases along, and no lens is too wide for this workshop!
Ingrid, the Ireland Portfolio
To celebrate thirty years of
photography, Eric Boutilier-Brown spent two weeks in the summer of 2016 working with a nude model in the haunting ruins and rich landscape of Ireland. From these images, Eric has selected twelve photographs to create Ingrid, the Ireland Portfolio, his fourth model-focused portfolio. This presentation will present the origins, experiences and outcome of this project, which also marks eighteen years since Eric and Ingrid first worked together.
Stephen Bulger Gallery opened on March 23, 1995 and is Canada’s go-to destination for photographs. Hosting approximately 10 exhibitions per year, the gallery also participates in International art fairs, maintains an inventory of some 20,000 photographs, and is the representative for many leading photographers and important estates.
Stephen Bulger’s first involvement with photography came as a childhood hobby. Eventually studying to become a practicing photographer at Ryerson University, he began curating exhibitions and was the founding director (from 1990 – 1993) of the Ryerson Gallery at 80 Spadina, Toronto; serving on the exhibition committee and managing over thirty exhibitions. While working as a Class Assistant and Technician at OCAD University (then the Ontario College of Art, or OCA), he worked on the plan for opening his own gallery.
Since 1995, Stephen Bulger has curated over 200 solo and group exhibitions of contemporary and historical photographs and published catalogues and books. His gallery has placed individual photographs, as well as collections with important individual and institutional collections on all continents. He has lectured extensively about photographers and on collecting photography, served on many juries and has participated in numerous photography festivals. He is the instigator and co-founder of CONTACT, Toronto’s photography festival (and the world’s largest such event), which celebrated its twentieth annual event in May 2016.
Stephen Bulger has served as President of the Board for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) located in Washington, D.C.; was a Board member of the Canadian Cultural Property Review Board; and was a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Ryerson Image Centre. He is also a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada.
Karen Ruet graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). She was already working as a freelance photographer and writer for the Telegraph Journal. She covered the provincial arts scene for “Salon”, the Saturday arts section. She also wrote a weekly column, “Art Now” for the Fredericton Daily Gleaner. She started teaching an advanced Black and White darkroom class at the NBCCD and worked as coordinator of Fredericton’s artist-run Centre, Gallery Connexion. Karen has been a member of the Fredericton based photography collective “Silver Fish” since it began in 2000.
She is currently a full time instructor at the NBCCD, and the coordinator of the George Fry Gallery. In 2015, she co-curated an 18 person group exhibition entitled “Phantom Presence: Contemporary Photography in New Brunswick” with Terry Graff, Chief
curator and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. She was chosen by Mr. Graff to
be a featured artist in the exhibition. The Bank of Nova Scotia awarded her the
Artist- in Residence at the gallery.
Felix Russo is the founder, editor, and publisher of PhotoEd Magazine and the PhotoEd Guide to photography. PhotoEd Magazine is now in its 15th year and has
published 43 issues. It was founded on the premise that the content should
educate, motivate and inspire. Its purpose is to showcase and promote the work of Canadian talent, established and emerging. The focus is on people and their personalities, their story in photography, their captivating images and their passion for photography. Each issue is theme based so that readers benefit from an in-depth exposure to the particular subject. Some of the highlights are an issue on Our Changing Planet, three issues on the emerging talent in
colleges and universities, as well as an issue on The Concerned Photographer
– exploring the theme of photographers who give back to society. Maurice Henri,
founder of Cameras for Healing was featured in that issue. Since 2003
and every four years, PhotoED Magazine publishes a special edition on 3D photography. These are prized issues, with the one of the winter 2003 completely sold out in six months. Orders for these issues (red/cyan glasses included) come in from all over the world.
The PhotoEd Guide to photography provides a magazine format platform for learning and exploring photography. Forty years of experience teaching photography influenced the design of the Guide. Topics are explained in either one or two pages – they cover all one needs to know to get started quickly. The concept of getting an education in photography is based on three simple steps: what one needs to know, exercises for learning (eg portraits, still life, architecture, street photography) and further exploration. The Guide is now in its third edition with over 13,000 sales. It is an affordable teaching and learning resource and is used by schools, colleges and universities across Canada.
The second black and white issue was published in the winter of 2016. Black and white photography continues to be a source of inspiration which will engage and motivate ones photography. In the spring of 2017, we will publish our Canada 150th celebration issue – send us your images of Canada.
Zachary Melanson is a photographer, sculptor and a co-founder of Community Forests International, a Sackville New Brunswick based Not for Profit Organization that fights climate change and inequality by empowering rural communities to work with nature. Zachary graduated from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia. in 2007, with a
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), in Photography and Fine Art. Working as an photographer and sculptor Zach produced several public art pieces in Halifax, Nova Scotia before shifting his focus to starting Community Forests
international in 2008.
His latest collection of photographs; Islands of Change, explores how vulnerable rural communities are adapting to climate change on the island of Pemba, Tanzania and its surrounding islets. Zach has traveled extensively, and continues to works alongside communities in Pemba, to help share their stories and perspectives as they re-imagine how they work and live on the land.