Blake Fitzpatrick

Blake FitzpatrickBlake Fitzpatrick holds the position of Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. A photographer, curator and writer, his research interests include the photographic representation of the nuclear era, visual responses to contemporary militarism and the post-Cold War history, memory and mobility of the Berlin Wall.  He is a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear era. Fitzpatrick has exhibited his photo-based work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe, including exhibitions at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and recent group exhibitions with the Atomic Photographers Guild in Australia, Switzerland and the United States. In 2014, Freedom Rocks, a long-term collaborative project he has produced with artist and Ryerson colleague Vid Ingelevics was exhibited at the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles with excerpted portfolios published in the journals Prefix Photo and Public. His curatorial projects examine the work of contemporary artists who respond to zones of conflict and include War at a Distance; Disaster Topographics; and The Atomic Photographers Guild: Visibility and Invisibility in the Nuclear Era. In 2013 he co-curated an exhibition of the work of Arthur Goss, Toronto’s first official photographer for the Ryerson Image Centre.