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Marina Black is a photo-based artist, whose interests integrate photography, theatre, installation, and writing. She grew up in Moscow, Russia, where she originally studied History and Painting. Black completed her Masters degree in Visual Arts at York University, and received the W. Lawrence Heisey Graduate Award for outstanding achievement in scholarly and creative work. Black maintains an active art practice both independently and collaboratively. Her work has been shown in Canada, the United States, Spain, France, Australia, Ukraine, and Russia, among others, and has been published and reviewed in numerous Fine Art publications. It is included in the public collection of Heritage Municipal Museum of Malaga, Spain; in Alliance Francaise in Toronto; in IZOLYATSIA, a non-governmental arts foundation, and Ukraine. Outside of her personal practice, Black has taught visual art in several Canadian institutions including York University, OCADU and the University of Guelph-Humber. She currently resides in Toronto.
Richard Rallon has enjoyed 40 years within the photographic industry in various positions, including technician, artist and teacher. While attending Humber College’s Creative Photography Program, he worked in a local camera store as a darkroom technician and as a freelance photographer. As his knowledge expanded, he became a department Manager for a large camera store in Toronto and eventually became an owner of his own camera store. It was during this period that Richard started teaching continuing education in Photography at Humber College. Over twenty years later, he continues to share his love of photography at the Living Arts Centre.