Oct 5, 12, 19, 26-DODGE + BURN Lecture Series

phocentlogoPhoto Central proudly presents the Dodge+Burn lecture series every Wednesday in October. One hour of photographers sharing their wisdom and welcoming discussion and your questions. Every week will feature new perspectives, so be sure to catch all four!
Flash Photographic Festival will be collecting for Winnipeg Harvest for the entire month of October, with a drop off bin located at Photo Central. ADMISSION IS A TIN OR $2 FOR THE BIN!

October 5, 7-8pm – Mike Grandmaison, “Photography Is Not Art”

Photography Is Not Art. So it seems. The PHOTOGRAPH has been around for a relatively short period of time – about 200 years – compared to the other art media like drawing, painting and sculpture. As the ‘new kid on the block’, photography however has often had to prove itself as a genuine art form. Why is that?

Photographing for 40 years, 2016 marks Mike’s 20th year as a full-time, professional freelance photographer. Recognized as one of Canada’s fine nature photographers, he has also built a career as an assignment photographer specializing in architecture, agriculture, the environment and tourism. His photographs have been published worldwide in a variety of editorial and advertising venues and his images have appeared in countless books, calendars, cards and magazines as well as in 9 postage stamp projects. His fine art prints can be seen at Grolle Fine Art in Winnipeg and online at The Canadian Gallery. Mike has lectured on various aspects of photography throughout the country and he is the author of 14 books to date, including his latest book called ‘Manitoba: Land of the Unexpected’ published just a few days ago. Mike has participated in each of FlashFest’s three festivals.

October 12, 7-8pm – Leif Norman

Leif Norman discusses an alternative humorous history of photography, starting from 200 years ago. We all know the textbook history; Leif will talk about all the things not mentioned in the usual books.

October 19, 7-8pm – Emma Bonnemaison & Rhayne Vermette

Emma Bonnemaison, Curator and Project Coordinator of THE VOICE FROM POINT DOUGLAS: A COMMUNITY-LED PHOTO VOICE PROJECT, will speak on how this project creates a platform for women to discuss and create visual narratives around questions of safety, security and wellbeing in the North End. This exhibit presents the emergence of multiple voices uniting for positive change in the community – these are the voices that make up “The Voice From Point Douglas”.

Following a departure from architectural academia, Rhayne Vermette (b. 1982, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB), structured her practice within constructing images.  Self-taught, and under the influence of post-war Italian architects, Rhayne is rooted in notions of decadence and the indeterminate.  Favouring forms of moving image, her 16mm experimental films have screened across the globe including the Architecture Biennale, Images Film Festival, E.M.A.F, etc. etc.

October 26, 7-8pm – Photojournalist Panel Discussion

Leif Norman and several Manitoba photojournalists will discuss the current state of affairs of modern print media. Is the iPhone killing the dSLR? Is online media the true future of the newspaper? We’ll address these issues and more!