New Canadians Centre – Virtual Exhibit 2021

Community Exhibit

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Title: NCC Newcomer Adult Photography Course

Virtual Exhibit

New Canadians Centre
221 Romaine St
Phone 705-743-0882

NCC Staff
Anne Elliott - Community Connections Worker
Yvonne Lai, PhD - Director of Community Development

Photo Group Instructor
Robert Boudreau


Exhibit Sponsors Funded by:

The Newcomer Adult Photography Group expands on programming originally developed for the Newcomer Children and Youth Photo Projects.
Those programs were created and designed to inspire Newcomers to explore and connect with Canadian culture, language, the environment, and the people of our community through photographic instruction, practice and critique, storytelling, exhibit materials preparation, installation, and public presentation at a SPARK exhibit.

For the adults, the program instruction digs deep into the operation of the camera, allowing the photographer to take full control and advantage of their “light writing” tool.

Each week students are tasked with a photographic assignment from which they choose 3 images to be printed. Students discuss the “proof” prints with energy and enthusiasm as they master not just the technical language, but also the visual language of photography.

As voices switch between English, half a dozen other languages, and back to English again, along with much laughter and expressive gesturing, everyone manages to grasp the challenging photographic concepts being taught. In discussion, the students become the teachers. As the instructor, I have the unique pleasure of witnessing the exact instant a light bulb switches on.

The photos in this catalogue are illustrative of the weekly assignments. The exhibit will contain new images as the students continue to learn more about photography and continue to explore their new community and country.

The Group

  • Virendrakumar Pandey (Viro)
  • Vicky Huong Bui
  • Yaris Hernandes Ravelo
  • Ariyakutty Piratheepan (Ben)
  • Dasharathbhai Nathalal Patel
  • Yaris Hernandes Ravelo
  • Jose Alberto Luna Ortega
  • Ozzy Jair Garcia Gutierrez
  • Kaveh Sarami Foroushani (K)
  • Maribel Del Socorro Puetra Castrillon

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