Meera Margaret Singh
Date of Lecture: 2010-11-16
Meera Margaret Singh is an emerging Canadian photographer, currently based in Toronto. Her portraiture is heavily influenced by her initial degree in Anthropology and her subsequent training in art history, and often involve an intimate narrative around the individuals photographed. Singh’s subjects, paused in-between breaths, speech, and the passage of time confront the viewer unapologetically from their various backgrounds and narratives, drawing in the curious to try and decipher the subtle emotions displayed within their personal spaces.
Meera Margaret Singh holds a BA in Anthropology (1997), a BFA in Photography (2004) from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and an MFA (2008) from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec. She has been the recipient of several residencies and awards, including a Canada Council for the Arts production/creation grant (2009), as a scholarship winner and participant in the Magnum Workshop with international photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti, and as a selected artist in an international residency with German photographer Thomas Struth at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in Florida. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Canada and the United States, including the CONTACT Festival. She is currently an instructor in the Photography department at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Additional Links: http://www.meeramargaretsingh.com/