Photography in Motion
October 7, 2010 from 4:00–6:00 PM

The Refugees of Dadaab, Kenya, 2008 by Lucas Oleniuk

The Refugees of Dadaab, Kenya, 2008 by Lucas Oleniuk

As image-makers we are living in exciting times. The realms of the Photographer and Filmmaker are experiencing a great convergence. Tools and methodologies are criss-crossing between media at an increasing rate. Photographers now shoot motion, and Filmmakers shoot stills.

What impact will this convergence have on the still photograph? What exciting perspectives are Photographers bringing to the moving image? What will the future hold as technology progresses to make it easier for artists to explore new directions with these media?


Justin Broadbent

Justin Broadbent, a self-taught photographer, is a graduate of Ryerson University’s New Media program. Among his achievements, he has performed at the annual AGO MASSIVE Party and created the branding and web design for the Oscar-nominated short, I Met The Walrus. A highly sought-after graphic designer, Justin has designed print work for Ryerson’s Kodak Lecture Series and received design awards from Design Taxi. In 2009, he was commissioned by ABSOLUT vodka to create a one-day, experiential art exhibit in an underground subway in Toronto. Under the moniker HotDogGarbage, Justin co-directs music videos for recording artists including Shad and Metric. He is the recipient of a CBC Bucky Award and two 2009 Much Music Video Award nominations. Justin lives and works in Toronto.

Ryan Enn Hughes

Ryan Enn Hughes is a Toronto-based filmmaker-photographer working in the fine art and commercial worlds. His clients have included The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, TD Bank, The Canadian Armed Forces, The CFL, Laforet Visuals, Lithium Studios, St. Joseph Media Inc., The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Report on Business Magazine, University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. Ryan’s work has been recognized with awards by The New York Times Photography Prize through Barnstorm XXI, The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation’s Show Your Ontario Competition, Digital Pix Competition, and PDN Magazine. In 2009, Ryan was the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship through The Ontario Arts Council, enabling him to explore new imaging technologies and interdisciplinary production methods.

Lucas Oleniuk

Lucas Oleniuk is a Canadian photojournalist and filmmaker currently on staff at The Toronto Star newspaper. Throughout his eleven-year career Oleniuk has covered numerous environmental issues and natural disasters including the melt of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake of 2010. In 2009, Oleniuk partnered with MediaStorm to direct an environmental short film entitled AirSick: An Industrial Devolution that is comprised of over 20,000 still photographs.


Marta Braun

Marta Braun’s areas of interest include chronophotographers E.J. Marey and Eadweard Muybridge. She is known for her books Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne Jules Marey 1830-1904; and the collaborative publication Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science, which received the 1999 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best internationally published photography book. In 1996, the Government of France named Prof. Braun a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms. In 2005, Prof. Braun was awarded a Research Chair from Ryerson University and in 2008 was an invited fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie in Weimar, Germany and The Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) in Berlin. She is currently researching the SSHRC-funded history of early film in Ontario with Prof. C. Keil, University of Toronto, and developing a project about Eadweard Muybridge for Reaktion Press.