As the year – and an entire decade – comes to a close, we’re sharing an unranked collection of 19 stand-out photos snapped in 2019.
1. A performance at the Fine Art Grad Show in April.
2. “I was walking past Allard Hall after another photo shoot and saw the light reflecting off the side of the building,” says MacEwan’s photographer Steven Stefaniuk. “I really liked how you could see someone working inside and that the image captures some of our downtown setting.”
3. MacEwan students, faculty and staff take part in tipi setup and teachings at maskêkosihk, Enoch Cree Nation, during the nation’s Spring Cultural Camp in late May.
4. Steven and Shauntae Manders, social media coordinator, woke up early, arrived on campus with an electric tea kettle in hand, and braved one of the coldest days of the year to create this shot for Instagram.
5. A bit of serendipity saw the art-science river valley walk organized by the Mitchell Art Gallery as part of Leanne Olsen’s With All Things Considered exhibition coincide with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. As volunteers dragged the bottom of the river, participants looked at what they found and discussed how waste is impacting waterways and ecosystems with Dr. David Locky and artist Dwayne Martineau.
6. The task: Take a series of evening shots of students working inside Allard Hall. The challenge: Slow shutter speed and a few accidental bumps. The result: One of our favourite campus shots of the year.
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