Now in its 38th year The Kodak Lectures has a rich history of bringing artists, theorists and historians working in the fields of photography, film and new media to speak publically about their work at Ryerson’s downtown campus. This internationally renowned program was begun in 1975 to support and reflect the innovative curriculum of Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. This year the School is pleased to partner with the newly opened Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The RIC’s galleries and public exhibition programs are an exciting new part the Ryerson campus located in the recently renovated Image Arts Building (at the corner of Bond and Gould Streets).
A team of Image Arts students is responsible for the coordination of the Kodak Lectures as well as the Student Lectures Series (a non-public series for IMA students).
About the Ryerson Student Lecture Series
The Student Lecture Series is a student run group in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. Our aim is to expose students and the general public to both established and up-and-coming artists. We also present creative professionals who work in various types of media and are involved in shaping our visual culture. By hosting these lectures at Ryerson University and allowing the public to attend for free, the SLS team further connects Ryerson students with the larger Toronto community.
The 2012/13 Ryerson Student Lecture Series team consists of:
Christian Arab – Marketing
Christian Arab is an Canadian visual artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. Using photography, video, film and installation, his methodology is focused on issues pertaining to structures, perception and form. He is currently working as an archivist for the IMA Gallery (Toronto) and as a research assistant for film scholar R. Bruce Elder.
Heather Schwartz – Finance
Heather Schwartz came from the New York area to study at Ryerson in 2009. Her work explores identity politics of marginalized populations within urban environments. Heather works in photography, video, performance, and installations while exploring the power of art to create social change. As part of her studies at the School of Image Arts Heather also interns in a photography program at Dovercourt Public School, as well as a motion/stills studio in Toronto’s West end.
Margalit Slovin – Communication/PR
Margalit Slovin moved from Texas to Toronto to study photography at Ryerson University in 2009. Her work addresses issues of culture, religion, and identity through landscapes and portraiture. Margalit has recently been awarded a fellowship with the Julie M. Gallery and also holds a work-study position assisting Blake Fitzpatrick, Director of Documentary Media Program at Ryerson University.
The Kodak Lecture Series is proudly sponsored by