Inevitably, art school graduation shows are a bit hit and miss. Thus, it was refreshing to see so much great work at this year’s Maximum Exposure – Ryerson’s School of Image Arts’ annual grad show. Nearly all the work was technically superb and there were so many interesting and unique projects that everyone I spoke with said the same thing – wow, what a strong year! Here is, in no particular order, our pick of ten emerging photographers from Ryerson (some are still in school) to watch over the next few years.

John David-Bodnar

Mythical Beasts | See more work at: www.jdbodnar.ca

Andrew Williamson

Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915, Stripped From the Archive | See more work at: www.andrewwilliamson.ca

Rebecca Gilgan

Connie, Residence/Residents | See more work at: www.rebeccagilgan.com

Joshua MacDonald

James, as Katurian, The Pillowman, Suspension | See more work at: www.joshmacdonald.com

Deanna Pizzitelli

Untitled (pictures, things) | See more work at: www.deannapizzitelli.com

Lindsey King

See more work at: lindsey-king.tumblr.com

Kiana Hayeri-Joabi

Mourning (Scanned from Function Magazine Vol 12) | See more work at: www.kianahayeri.com

Jeremy Gesualdo

Lines, Squares, Circles | See more work at: www.jeremygesualdo.com

Amy George

Andrea, Knitted Portraits| See more work at: www.amygeorge.ca

Kyra Power

Remington’s Upper Level (Scanned from Function Magazine Vol 12) | See more work at: kyrampower.tumblr.com

Please share you favourite picks from Maximum Exposure or other grad shows you’ve recently gone to in the comments!