REGISTERED: an exhibition of photographs by Leslie Hossack

REGISTERED explores the story of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia during World War II when they were registered, rounded up and removed. RAPC member, Leslie Hossack’s interpretative work includes photographs of places of power and persecution, and reproductions of public and private documents.

Exhibition: 21 Aug – 23 Sept, 2014
Vernissage: Sunday, 24 Aug, 1-3pm
Artist Panel: Sunday, 14 Sept, 2pm

Trinity Art Gallery
Shenkman Arts Centre, Lower Level
245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans



spao diploma
Thursday, August 7
Diploma Program Presentation: 7pm
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
168 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa

Prospective students and other interested individuals are invited to attend this special Information Night to hear directly from SPAO instructors and students on all that the Full-time Diploma Program offers beginning in September. In addition to an overview presentation given by SPAO Executive Director Michael Tardioli, visitors to Information Night can tour the SPAO facilities, meet SPAO staff and current and former students in an informal atmosphere.



01 500 header

Mary and Edwin Lee, longtime RAPC members
will lead, for the 3rd time, a 23-day tour for
photographers or anyone who’s interested, to China
October 15 to November 6, 2014
$6350 per person
Airfare from Ottawa included
2014 FOC Final Tour Cost Information Sheet
2014 FOC Tour Itinerary
2014 FOC Route Map & Photos
2014 FOC Tour Registration Form
2010 Focus On China Photobook


RAPC Photography Awards, 2013-2014 Season

The Club’s annual awards banquet allows us to celebrate RAPC photographers whose entries in the six seasonal competitions consistently received high marks. This season’s deserving winners are:

Performance Awards in the General Category and Representative Winning Images 

Junior Winner: Agus Liang

Agus Liang - The Vase

Agus Liang – The Vase

Intermediate Winner: Daniel Parent

Daniel Parent - Dancing Over a Cloud

Daniel Parent – Dancing Over a Cloud

Senior Winner: Edwin Lee

EEdwin Lee - Before the Storm

Edwin Lee – Before the Storm

Performance Awards in the Assignment Category

Junior Winner: Chantal Ringuette

Chantal Ringuette - Best Friends

Chantal Ringuette – Best Friends

Intermediate Winner: Sheila Istead

Sheila Istead - Lamp Post

Sheila Istead – Lamp Post

Senior Winner: Howard Sandler

Howard Sandler - Toronto City Hall

Howard Sandler – Toronto City Hall

The Bloch family seems to have a lock on the Photographer of the Year Award; this year, it was Jayni who took home the hardware for her unfailingly excellent competition entries.

Jayni and trophy

Jayni Bloch and the Photographer of the Year Trophy

Congratulations to all the winners; you’ve set the bar high for next season!






The RAPC Awards Committee’s job is to collect nominations and to recommend winners, who are approved by the Club Executive. Members of the Award Committee are: Barbara Lapointe (Chair), John McTeer, Ed Overstreet, Norman Smith.

The Outstanding Contribution Award goes to people who have volunteered in a significant manner during their first 5 years of membership in the Club. This year’s recipients are:

Bob Macdonald
Chak Wong
Kathleen Parker
Mike MacKay
Perpetua Quigley

The Alice Gillies Award is for people who have been in the Club for 5 years or more years, for contributions to the Club and to photography in general. This year the winner is:

Jamie Johnson

For a complete list of RAPC volunteer award winners, past and present, click here.

MG-RAPC _7507a

Jamie Johnson


Chak Wong

Perpetua Quigley

Perpetua Quigley

MG-RAPC _7503a

Mike MacKay


(photos: Mike Giovinazzo, Jerry Lam)



Bill McCloskey, as Chair, bidding members adieu

Bill McCloskey, as Chair, bidding members adieu

Clark Hall, RA Centre
May 20, 2014

So here we are, another year of the RA Photo Club is ended. That’s not true of course. The formal stuff is over, but we’ve made friends and we’ll be meeting them throughout the summer for photography and other things.

The last formal event this year was the Annual Year End Awards Dinner. Bill McCloskey, as Chair, said farewell to us in his usual brief and concise way. He would be succeeded by Perpetua Quigley, Vice Chair.

We sat and scarfed down our Roast Beef and told tall tales about the shots we made and the ones that got away. We lingered over our coffee and chocolate gelato. Denis Duchesne is always up to providing an amusing game as an after dinner treat. His take on 20 questions (or was it 25?) kept us arguing for a while. Who knew that Ansel Adams had his nose broken in an earthquake at the age of 4? And what’s the Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 Word of the Year? (Answer on this page.)

Of course the Awards were the main purpose of the dinner. If the Club is only as good as its volunteers, then we are a good club indeed. We honoured some of our best ones. Photographic Awards were of course eagerly awaited. We are a photo club after all! Click on:

Volunteer Awards
Photography Awards
Fall Challenge Awards

The evening ended with a showing of the always anticipated Fall Challenge AV show. Actually, it didn’t quite end that way. Some did stay and chat while others engaged in silliness. One table spent an inordinate amount of time taking selfies and discussing whether we should have an award for “Best Selfie of the Year”!

Best wishes for a great summer, and we hope to see you all back next year.

Izabel Dabrowski and the rest of the Social Committee

To see MORE PHOTOS from the dinner, click on the one below:

Word of the Year: Selfie (photo: Mike Giovinazzo)

Word of the Year: Selfie (photo: Mike Giovinazzo)