The Post Image Cluster brings together artists and researchers, involved in the creation, production, reflexion around the current and future image-based practices in our contemporary world. Their work investigates the many aspects of visual representation, photography, post photography and image-making, around the themes of identity (portraiture, women identity, gender identity, cultural identity), narrative (storytelling, fiction) history / memory, cultural production and environmental issues (land/landscape, tourism, geopolitics).
Since the advent of digital technology, the photographic practice has experienced deep transformations. The new millenium has forced artists to reposition themselves, while familiar production methods used by image artists since several decades were disappearing and being replaced with new idioms. Beyond digital technologies, social media and the web, the current age sees researchers seek a renewed balance between the «new» technologies and the «classical» language and tools of image-making.
The Post Image cluster offers a studio experience in image making, providing researchers and grad students with access to a high-end technical platform (printers, scanners, portable equipment) and supporting them in the production of sophisticated artworks for exhibition and publication.
Information for Prospective Students and Collaborators
Post Image is looking for graduate students with interest and expertise in the following areas:
- Research-creation in photography, narrative, identity, still and moving image (Raymonde April, Marisa Portolese, Studio Arts)
- Research, theory and history in photography and video (Martha Langford, Art History)
- Research and research-creation, media, cultural studies, design, material culture, posthumous cinema (Monika Kin Gagnon, Matt Soar, Communication Studies)
- Research, contemporary art, media art, ethnocultural and global art histories (Alice Ming Wai Jim, Art History)
Raymonde April Professor, Cluster Co-Director
Department of Photography
Research Interests: Autobiography, documentary, fiction, narrative, landscape, portrait, text, women, film, video
Marisa Portolese Associate Professor, Cluster Co-Director
Department of Photography
Research Interests: women, contemporary portraiture, landscape, family, narrative photography, youth culture
Post Image’s membership is made up of students and faculty from the following departments:
Interested in joining Milieux? Apply to a Concordia graduate program. Once accepted, you may join Milieux by contacting the director of the cluster of your choice.