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William Lawrence

Board Director : Chair

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Cathy Simone

Board Director : Secretary

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Tasha Holness

Board Director : Treasurer

I’m a recent graduate from SAIT with my degree in Finance and Accounting. I’m an admirer of arts and probably the least experience on the team. I appreciate others creativity and hopefully by hanging with you guys I’ll catch the big and start taking photos . 

 

Why/How you became involved with Seities?

Sanja is the reason why I’m apart of Seities. As a result now that I’m apart of team I’m super excited to learn from the experts and hopefully contribute with my limited knowledge of photography. 

 

What impact has Seities had on you?

Seities has widened my knowledge of photography and also allowed me to meet some fantastic people. 

 

What is your vision for the future of Seities?

 

I would love to see Seities functioning on a surplus every year.  Which will allow them to service a larger audience. 

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Jayden Fox

Board Director

I studied accounting at SAIT, and completed my business degree at Mount Royal University with a focus on social innovation, non-profit management, and entrepreneurship. I worked in the beauty industry for 7 years, and I currently work for a co-operative organization where I coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives and projects.

 

Why/how you became involved with Seities?

I learned about Seities when I met Kirsten while I was in University in 2014, and recently joined as a board member. I became involved to learn from and support an amazing team of passionate and creative individuals.

 

What impact has Seities had on you?

As a teenager, I dreamed to become a photographer. A decade after putting my camera down, Seities has provided me with the opportunity to learn about analogue photography, and has inspired me to pick up a camera again!

 

What is your vision for the future of Seities?

I would love to see the Seities community grow locally and internationally. My vision is for passionate beginners to join the community and learn the art of analogue and film processing techniques.

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Rocio Graham

Board Director

I am Mexican /Canadian photographer, science/art nerd, taco maker goddess and a dancing queen ( challenge me to a dance off please). I studied photography at Emily Carr University ( when C prints were a thing) and the Alberta University of the Arts. For people new to my art they may be familiar with my digital photographic work but I have an insane analogue practice with alternative photographic work. Currently I am experimenting with the power of analogue with new technologies and I am loving it!

 

 

Why/How you became involved with Seities?

 

I have a passion for analogue photography, art and dissemination of new ideas, seities fit all the boxes! Also I have seen Seities grow over the years as a magazine that comes from an honest love for the craft and strong community building. When I was asked to join the board of directors, I could not resist.

 

What impact has Seities had on you?

 

It has allowed me to discover great artists all over the world. It has taught me about the power of community and the magic that happens when kindred spirits unite.

 

What is your vision for the future of Seities?

 

I am excited about the future of Seities right this moment. The world has been forced to slow down and there will be more room for analogue photography that is inherently slow art. You have to lower your body frequencies and pay attention to the little details. You can't point and shoot with a 6x10 camera or a cyanotype process. Analogue is very grounding and the world needs lots of grounding right now. Seities will lead the way to photographers that are just discovering the power of analogue.

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Celina Vides

Board Director

I am a Salvadoran - Canadian lover of all things art and interested in advocating for a future where the arts are even more accessible and inclusive.

Why/how you became involved with Seities?

I heard about it through Happenings at Arts Commons and through George Webber. I attended the darkroom classes at SAIT and became fascinated with analog photography.  Sanja came 
to see our work and we were really delighted to have her visit us and encourage us to submit to Seities. She made sure we knew that people who are just getting started in analog photography could submit as well as people who have been doing this for years. 

What impact has Seities had on you?

Seities is a community and being part of it helped me take even my own work more seriously. I also have met fantastic individuals who love photography and 
I really want a chance to show their work through this publication and lift up the wonderful talent we have in Calgary.


What is your vision for the future of Seities?

As I said in the question above, I really want the chance to lift up the fantastic talent we have. I want Seities to become a physical space where the community gathers. I want to see the publication grow and I want to create educational programs that bring this wonderful artform to classrooms in the city and to anyone and everyone who wants to access it. Ultimately, I want to help showcasethe timeless and beautiful art of analog photography to the world as you have already done since day one. 

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Sanja Lukac

Board Director : Executive Director

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Kirsten White

Managing Director

I am a born and raised Albertan. I am a Registered Psychologist here in Alberta and have a passion for the experiential therapies to help those struggling with grief, trauma, and eating disorders. I'm a big believer in the healing nature of the arts and the innate creativity that everyone has. I've worked in Theatre and Film (behind the scenes) and still enjoy working on historical clothing construction. I love history. My background also includes administration and numbers. 

Why/How you became involved with Seities?

 

I grew up in a creative and artistic household and at a young age my dad taught me how to process film in the darkroom we had in our home. I've loved photography and have always had an eye for this art form. Nothing felt better than picking up a developed roll of film or watching it emerge in the developer solution. I love it's solitude and quietness. When I met Sanja, I knew she had a passion for photography and I had a dream of opening an art gallery. With my administration background and accounting experience we made the perfect fit to start SEITIES.

 

What impact has Seities had on you?

 

I've met the most amazing and talented human beings, across the globe! That connection is so amazing and rewarding. It's also taught me a lot about running a non-profit. I've never thought that we couldn't do anything or stop us from thinking BIG, but it's also taught me a lot about slowing down and taking time for self-care.

 

What is your vision for the future of Seities?

I've always had a huge ambitions for SEITIES. I want it to be a global hub for analogue photography where we can make this art practice accessible for anyone! I would love to see a big centre where we can have classes, lectures, supplies, a darkroom, a gallery, and bring everyone together. Thinking slowly though... worldwide distribution of SEITIES publications and way more education programming. :) 

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