Peter Sramek releases Version 2.2 of Paris After Marville!

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Peter Sramek announces Version 2.2 of Paris After Marville, published in the Apple App Store this week!

In celebration, a sale price of .99¢ ($1.39 CAD)  is available this week only after which it will be set at $3.99 CAD which is a bargain for the archival material included.

The new version solves an issue that blocked starting-up without a WiFI connection (thanks to Aquafadas’ constantly improving compiler) and a few navigation improvements that make the user interface more intuitive. My OCAD U students found the application easy to use without explanation, so I am quite satisfied. 

If you have been curious about what Paris After Marville is all about and you wish to support my project, head to the App Store and search for ‘Sramek’ or ‘Marville’ and download it to your iPhone or iPad. One purchase will allow both. Pass the word on to any and all who love Paris, history, photography - either as armchair travellers or with flight plans to the City of Lights.

Peter Sramek has taught photography at OCAD since 1976 during which time he has also assumed various administrative roles including Acting Head of Photography, Acting Chair of Technological Studies, Acting Dean, Assistant Dean and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art. He has been Co-ordinator of the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program 3 times, most recently in the fall of 2007. He was a founding member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and carries on an active practice in both photography and book arts which encompasses film-based and digital processes, as well as excursions into video installation, audio and sculpture.

series of photos of Paris

Book Arts Fair 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

The Canadian Book Binders & Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) presents its annual Book Arts Fair, including presentations by Professor Peter Sramek and alumni Martina Edmonson, Stefan Berg and Carolyn Eady.

Venue & Address: 
The Holiday Inn on King 370 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Keep Toronto Reading: Art Under Cover

Keep Toronto Reading 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:30pm

Is it art? Is it a book? Or both? Hear OCAD
Professors George Walker and Peter Sramek
and book artist Lise Melhorn-Boe speak
about the magical metamorphosis between
art and the book. The panel will explore
the role of technology; show examples of
the fusion between art and publishing;
and highlight Toronto Public Library's new Altered Book Collection. Then tour Art Under Cover: an exhibition of Artist Books in the TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library.
Part of the Keep Toronto Reading 2008, a month-long celebration of the joy of reading. Celebrate books and culture with an exciting line-up of readings,
discussions and activities taking place throughout the city. Check out the latest news on programs and events at

Venue & Address: 
Toronto Reference Library Atrium 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario

Florence! with Peter Sramek

Florence! with Peter Sramek
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:30pm

An OCAD U Alumni Association Social

Please join the OCAD University Alumni Association at the AGO for the first alumni social of the season.

Our evening will begin in the Red Room, where Peter Sramek, Chair of Photography, will present his photos of Florence and discuss the value of the OCAD University Florence Program. Following the lecture we'll move to the adjacent Young Gallery for a reception where you can meet and mingle with other alumni and guests.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. To access these venues enter the AGO via Frank restaurant on the first floor.

This is a free ticketed event. Register using link below to reserve your seats. Everyone is welcome!

Presented by the OCAD U Alumni Association in partnership with OCAD U Alumni Relations

Art Gallery of Ontario




Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario - Red Room + Young Gallery 317 Dundas St West Toronto, Ontario

Research Rendezvous

Research Rendezvous
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

A monthly lunchtime series for faculty and students to share and learn about research at OCAD U.

This month’s Research Rendezvous will showcase projects developed through The Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence, (GRAND)

Animation and Gaming Tools for Augmented Manufacturing
Nick Puckett (PI)

Piercing Time: Interactive Locative Application Design
Peter Sramek (PI)

Beyond Audio Reactive Visuals
Adam Tindale (PI)

Come share your ideas, connect with potential collaborators and find out how you can get involved in research!




Venue & Address: 
Room 187 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

Book launch of photographs by Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Join the author, see the exhibition, pick-up the book. Get it signed.

The book Piercing Time presents a rephotographic project which has examined the archive of topographic photographs of Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 and 1877, first under Georges Haussmann and then under the Third Republic. The book addresses photographic representation of urban history from a number of angles through essays by three authors and contains over 450 reproductions of photographs and maps.

During the month of November, the Paris photographs by Peter Sramek are on display in the Anniversary Gallery – which is off the Great Hall (pass through under Gord Peteran's entrance sculpture). If the room is locked, please ask at Security to be let in to see the work.

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Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, Room 265 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012 by Peter Sramek book cover with photo of a street in Paris