Function is a visual art and culture publication that is curated, designed, and produced by a team of 4th-year students at the School of Image Arts. Our magazine’s primary focus is the work of current students, faculty, and industry professionals working with and around lens-based media.
Over the years, print publication has been the standard platform for engaging in the ongoing discourse surrounding contemporary art. In 2019, Function launched its website, which allows us to continue this conversation in new and expanded ways. The site features interviews with industry professionals, exhibition highlights, and student profiles. As we strengthen our presence online, our devotion to print publication has remained.
Our goal as the creators of Function is to coherently represent the Image Arts community and create a space that is inclusive, collaborative, and accessible. We have worked hard to create Issue 22 and are excited to finally share it with you!
MEET THIS YEAR'S TEAM
Creative Director & Marketing
Kashif Ahmed Bin Arif
I am a documentary and portrait photographer based in the Greater Toronto Area. I am currently studying Photography at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. My love for photography comes from my mother — she loves taking pictures and taught me how to use a real camera. From there, I developed my passion and now I love capturing portraits — when people are in their most beautiful candid form, showing their true emotions, captured in the moment.
Publication Designer & Communications
I’m a portrait & lifestyle photographer, and practicing artist from Toronto, Canada. I’m currently studying photography at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. Since starting my photography business at age 16, my favourite part about the commercial work I do has always been meeting and working with new people. My personal projects are often abstract and conceptual series that explore themes, such as the self.
I’m a Toronto-based photographer covering topics such as shifting landscapes, architectural design, implementation of surveillance in our daily lives and the use of urban space in the city. Utilizing a mix of digital and analogue mediums.