NEW! Imagining Places: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography- PART 2

NEW! Imagining Places: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography- PART 2

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00
$ 100.00 CAD
$ 90.00 CAD

This hands-on workshop, facilitated by artist/educator Kotama Bouabane will examine various strategies photographers have used to challenge traditional landscape photography.

Participants will look at numerous ways of representing a sense of place: by blurring lines between truth and fiction, by using artifacts from the landscape and re-integrating them into the final image, etc.

Participants will be in the darkroom experimenting with different ways to disrupt the surface of the image through photograms/collage, alternative processing techniques like diluting the chemicals with juice or unfixing the image. Other material like expired analog colour paper, rice paper and bamboo paper in combination with various stains and vegetable dyes will be used to make images. Copy stand methods and procedures will also be introduced to examine how to re-photograph images with objects.

Participants should bring B&W negatives, test images, an object from the landscape (leaf, rock, branch, garbage).


This is Part 2 of this series of workshops. It is not necessary to take Part 1 to participate in Part 2.

Part 1 takes place on November 1, 2017.


Kotama Bouabane has an MFA in Studio Arts, Photography from Concordia University, Montreal and a AOCAD from OCAD. His work has been exhibited in many galleries including Centre A (Vancouver), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary) & Gallery 44 Centre For Contemporary Photography (Toronto). He has received many awards and grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council & the Canada Council for the Arts. He currently holds positions in the Photography Department at OCADU and York University. Upcoming exhibitions include VU Photo in the fall of 2017 and The New Gallery in Calgary in 2018.