Title : Beyond Traditional Photojournalism: Engaging with Community
Speakers : Laurence Butet-Roch, professional photographer and member of the Boreal Collective
Date : Monday, October 22nd, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an informative evening as we have a look into the world of photojournalism. Professional photographer and story teller, Laurence Butet-Roch will be the featured speaker sharing with us some images from around Canada, not always seen.
Laurence Butet-Roch, a member of the Boreal Collective, is a freelance writer, photo editor, educator and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. She edits Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Flash Back online publication and contributes to Polka Magazine, The New York Times Lens Blog, TIME Lightbox, The British Journal of Photography, PhotoLife, Point of View, and others. Her personal work focuses on the intersection between place, memory, identity and politics. It has led her to examine the Gordian relation that ties economic prosperity and the cultural, physical and psychological well being of communities, especially those living next to extractive industries, such as the asbestos miners in Thetford Mines, Quebec or the members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Chemical Valley, Ontario. It also compelled her to undertake a study of Quebec’s distinctive identity politics, a documentation of the separatist sentiment in Inverness, Scotland during the 2014 referendum, and a survey of resistance movements in rural United States.
Laurence holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (2007) and a B.F.A from the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (2010). Mindful of the evolving media ecology, Laurence completed a Master of Digital Media at Ryerson University in August 2016, thanks to an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her thesis focusing on combining Indigenous storytelling practices and experiential media, received the Ryerson Gold Medal and the Ryerson Board of Governors Award. She now teaches Interactive Narrative at Ryerson while continuing her personal practice.
As well a limited number of complimentary copies of the latest PhotoNEWS magazines will be available to members and guests attending this meeting who have not already picked theirs up. Guest fee this evening for non-members, $10.00, parking is free.