A Look Back: The Photographer-in-Residence Program at Rouge National Urban Park
Parks Canada in partnership with OCAD University (formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design) has been a proud host of a Photographer-in-Residence Career Launcher program in Rouge National Urban Park. Each year, between 2016 and 2019, a graduating student from the university was selected from a pool of talented applicants for a four-month long artist residency at the national urban park located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Students photographed events, programs, wildlife and landscapes throughout the park. Each student came from a unique photographic background in terms of style and experience and they each brought their own unique perspectives to their work documenting Canada’s first national urban park. The photographer-in-residence also assisted with various administrative duties, such as organizing the park’s image bank, graphic design work and post-processing images for public display.
Each photographer-in-residence hosted a public exhibition of their images, which showcased their hard work and accomplishments.
Join us, in a digital exhibition of images from the four incredible photographers that we’ve been extremely proud to host at Rouge National Urban Park!
Photographer-in-Residence 2016: Heike Reuse
"Reclaiming the City"
Photographer-in-Residence 2017: Cassandra Smyth
"The Rouge: An Urban Wilderness"
Photographer-in-Residence 2018: Ishkhan Ghazarian
"Memories of the Rouge"
Photographer-in-Residence 2019: Margaret Cornell Kirk
"Footprints of the Rouge"