Every spring, Sheridan College celebrates the graduating students of its Honours Bachelor of Photography Program with a GRADWORK showcase. The annual event recognizes outstanding achievements throughout the academic year and launches the students into the professional world. The evening allows the students to network with industry professionals, including photo editors, art directors and fellow photographers. For the third year in a row, the event was virtual.
The GRADWORK website – www.sheridanphotography.ca – features images by each of the 45 graduating students, along with a statement about their work. An outdoor exhibit displayed the students’ work on nine street-level billboards in the west end of Toronto for two weeks.
“I am incredibly proud to be sharing the class of 2022's creativity and talent during GRADWORK,” says Donna Braggins, Dean, Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “This group of students has persevered throughout the pandemic to continue their studies and create incredible art. Their work is a true testament to the power of photography to convey rich, diverse stories.”
Judges presented 10 awards during the event. Members of the Canon Canada team attended to give the Canon Awards to two deserving graduates.
This is the 15th consecutive year Canon Canada has supported the program with scholarships. In addition to the two special awards for graduating students, Canon Canada presents $2,000 scholarships to the top students in Years 1, 2 and 3 of Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor of Photography Program.
“I'm grateful for Canon Canada's longtime support of Sheridan's photography community,” says Howard Simkins, Professor, Bachelor of Photography. “Thanks to their support, we’ve been able to provide the next generation of photographers with the best technology to support their growth and development, and it is an honour to see their work showcased during GRADWORK.”