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Collection contains books created by the winners of the First Edition Book Award. The Award was established to honor 3rd year photography students who have made exceptional achievements in photobook production. It provides incentive for them to achieve early recognition that will have a lasting legacy in our collection.
As part of MPS507, a 3rd year Image Arts class in The Photographic Book, students are expected to conceive of and create their own book. This is, in part, related to work that has been completed in the co-requisite class, MPS506 - Photographic Production. These are both required courses for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Image Arts) Photography Studies Option.
The Award was established in 2015, enabling the Library to annually purchase the top five books in the class, as judged by the professor, and the Special Collections Curatorial Specialist. Books are judged at the year end exhibition of the books and evaluation is focused particularly on design, sequencing, and integration of images and text.
Winning books are catalogued in the Ryerson Library system, including a note about the award, and housed in Special Collections. Occasional exhibits are created to showcase the works.
Rebecca Zynomirski, Sheila's Tropical Vacation (Toronto: Rebecca Zynomirski, 2014). TR655.Z96 2014
Lodoe Laura Haines, Stateless / Photographs by Lodoe Laura, forward by Tashi Wangdi (Toronto: Lodoe Laura, 2014). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2613576~S0
Evan Hutchinson, 43.7000 79.4000 (Toronto: Evan Hutchinson, 2014). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2613134~S0
Lucy Lu, Memories of Nowhere : A book by Lucy Lu (Toronto: Lucy Lu, 2014). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2612804~S0
Imogen Wallis-Mayer, An Ambiguous Form (Toronto, Imogen Wallis-Mayer, 2014). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2612811~S0
Emily Pleasance, My Relative Life : A Mapping of Memories (Toronto, Emily Pleasance, 2014). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2612806~S0
Kristina Smith, Orillia: A Photographic Exploration (Toronto, Kristina Smith, 2013). http://catalogue.library.ryerson.ca/record=b2612802~S0
Andrea Chartrand, Save As. (Toronto: Andrea Chartrand, 2015).
Kayla Blaze Kelley, Dear Dad. (Toronto: Kayla Blaze Kelley, 2015).
Mina Markovic, Komlikovani Identiteti. (Toronto: Mina Markovic, 2015).
Terence Reeves, Looking Outside Looking In. (Toronto: Terence Reeves, 2015).
Gabriel Steele, Jackson. (Toronto: Gabriel Steele, 2015).
Alia Youssef, Self-portraits of my Family in our Backyard. (Toronto: Alia Youssef, 2015).
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