OBC photojournalist Dominic Nahr was recently awarded a Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Award of Excellence for an image from his series Fracture: South Sudan’s Independence, which exhibited at OBC in September of 2012 (view exhibition here). For more details and to see the awarded image, follow this link.
Nahr’s work will be on exhibition at Ryerson Image Centre from January 23 – March 10, 2013 in the Student Gallery, located 33 Gould Street.
Captive State showcases photographic evidence of the suffering that has been taking place in Mogadishu, where one hundred and fifty thousand have starved to death. Nahr (who studied photography at Ryerson and graduated in 2008) and Perry also returned to the area last year to report on the improvements.
Photographer Nahr visited southern Somalia with TIME Africa Bureau Chief, Alex Perry, to document the famine, exacerbated by civil war and the blockage of aid through American anti-terror policy.
Dominic Nahr’s most recent exhibition at OBC, Fracture: South Sudan’s Independence ran from October 12 – November 10, 2012. The same body of work was also featured at the OBC booth at the Toronto International Art Fair: Focus Asia. To see these works visit his OBC artist page here.
We are proud to share with with you Marc Nerbonne’s inclusion in the Ottawa Citizen’s “Best of 2012: From all-night art to wild horses”. Peter Simpson said Nerbonne’s work in No Med, at St-Laurent + Hill, and in Local Flora group show at SAW Gallery, is “ghoulish, but all are stunning and highly original.”
Marc Nerbonne’s solo show at O’Born Contemporary, The Keepers, will open on April 6th and run though until May 4th 2013.
To read more of this article visit the Ottawa Citizen’s webpage.
The Second Annual Emergent Artists Exhibition will run until January 19th, 2012. Be sure to visit!