Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Professor and Coordinator Richard Beland Annoucement

Richard Beland, Professor and
Coordinator of Lambton
Digital Photography
It is with great pleasure that I announce Richard Beland as the successful candidate for the position of Professor and Coordinator of the Digital Photography program.  Richard holds an Honours diploma in Advanced Photography Studies from Fanshawe College and has over 20 years experience as a Rock and Roll Photographer.  Richard was instrumental in designing and launching Lambton’s unique Digital Photography program based on his knowledge and experience in the industry.  With his help, a talented team of photographer specialists were assembled to rollout this creative program with a difference. Threaded throughout the program, students learn the entrepreneurial skills necessary to become an independent photographer.  The rich and varied backgrounds of the Digital Photography faculty provide the backdrop for lessons in success and failure in the industry. By the time students graduate, they will have held their own photography exhibit, honed their photography and journalism skills, and had an opportunity to photograph a celebrity or two.

Richard’s diverse career has enabled him to travel internationally and photograph over 3,000 live performances including U2, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Madonna.  He has provided promotional and publicity photography for dozens of musical acts including James Brown, The Tragically Hip, Leahy, Johnny Reid and Jason McCoy and conducted portrait sittings with many cultural icons such as Coldplay, Iggy Pop, Nickelback, the Black Eyed Peas, Interpol, Green Day, the Beastie Boys and sports figures like Mike Weir, Martin Brodeur and Chris Bosh.   

Richard has been the official tour photographer for Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Blue Rodeo, Frankie Valli, and Canadian Idol.  He has supplied architectural and special event photography for numerous facilities and global corporations.  His photography has been published in major national and international publications and shown in 15 group and solo photography exhibits.  He has been nominated for a Juno Award and 2 Canadian Country Music Awards in the category of ‘Album Design of the Year’.

Please join me in congratulating Richard.  You can view Richard’s photos on his website www.richardbeland.com or on the talent website www.rockpaperphoto.com 

Yvonne Clarke, MBA  Associate Dean
School of Business and Creative Design

Aerosmith, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Buck65, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Jason McCoy, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Leahy, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Rolling Stones, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Ron Sexsmith, Photo by Richard Beland ©
The Tragically Hip, Photo by Richard Beland ©
Tony Bennett, Photo by Richard Beland ©


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