November 23rd, 2006
Ansel Adams | Alfred Eisenstaedt. Two Photographers. Two Visions.
Louie Palu, Globe and Mail photojournalist; Rannie Turingan, photo blogger; and John Reeves, renowned Canadian photographer, discussed the exhibition on November 14, 2006, the evolution of photojournalism, the transition of photojournalism into an artform and the potential impact of new technologies in the field.
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November 21st, 2006
AGO Youth Council Premiere Short Film Barista Bonanza
On Friday, November 24, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Youth Council will premiere the short film Barista Bonanza at a free screening evening in the AGO’s Gallery School. The free premiere screening takes place from 7 to 9 pm in the AGO’s Gallery School. For more information on AGO Youth Council activities, please call 416-979-6660, ext. 503.
"The Youth Council is involved in every step of the artistic project from its inception through to completion," says Syrus Ware, program coordinator for the AGO’s Youth Behind the Scenes. "The council came together on this project to get hands-on experience and learn about the artistic process."
Barista Bonanza is a story of a young man who undermines a worldwide plot for global domination by a fictitious coffee chain. The film satirizes many of the real-life issues surrounding activism, globalization and corporate monopolies with the hope of inspiring continued public dialogue about fair trade practices in the coffee industry.
"The film is a short and simple story," said Youth Council member Wen Ma. "The entire process was extremely positive and we really enjoyed working on something worthwhile and exploring issues that are meaningful to us."
The AGO’s Youth Council meets weekly at the Gallery to design programming that is relevant and responds to the needs of youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Some past projects of the council include Hype I, II and III; Sew What? and Metro AGO-GO: Youth Propositions for an Ideal City. Recently the council completed Collide, Confront, Capture: Toronto – a collaborative photo project with photographer Keesic Douglas. The council solicited photos from youth around Toronto that reflected the many beautiful and bizarre locations in the GTA. These photos, along with images developed by the council, were mounted in locations across the city. Photos from this project will soon be a part of the AGO’s upcoming online project, Collection X.
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Youth Council is part of the AGO’s Teens Behind the Scenes. The AGO is proud to recognize Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life as the Supporting Sponsor of this important program. The Gallery is also grateful to The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and S. M. Blair Family Foundation for their generous support.