The Photography Program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) spans Foundation through Fourth Year with a curriculum focused on the development of a strong understanding of both analog and digital photographic practices, including the use of both colour and black and white darkrooms.
This emphasis is combined with multidisciplinary approaches to the medium. Based on their knowledge of the conceptual, technical, and historical uses of photography, students are prepared to become innovative photographic practitioners within contemporary culture.
The photographs on view here are by ECUAD 2013 photography graduates Jeff Downer, Bahar Habibi, Caroline Halley, Shannon McCubbin, and David Peters.
Whether analog or digital or a synthesis of the two, the works address the idea of space in relation to environment, both from a physical standpoint and a state of mind. The representation of space is well suited to the photographic medium, whereby the still image, when perceived by the viewer, becomes a place for contemplation. These works engage different notions surrounding everyday environments that we otherwise might only give a fleeting glance as we move through them.