Photography festivals coming to Alberta and Vancouver
"Tokyu Plaza, Tokyo (TV14625)"
Matthew Pillsbury, "Tokyu Plaza, Tokyo (TV14625)," 2014, archival pigment ink print, 30” x 40”.
The Exposure photography festival expands from southern Alberta to Edmonton for the first time this February, where exhibitions include Tokyo, by leading American photographer Matthew Pillsbury, at the Douglas Udell Gallery from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21, 2015.
The festival opens in Calgary on Feb. 5 at the Founders’ Gallery, which is showing contemporary Iranian photography.
Exposure, an annual event started in 2004 by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, this year features more than 60 exhibitions and 20 special events, including lectures, workshops and panel discussions.
Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the second Capture photography festival, which includes almost 100 exhibitions, workshops, talks and special projects, goes ahead in April.
Participating venues include the Contemporary Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, the West Vancouver Museum, the Richmond Art Gallery, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Burnaby Art Gallery as well as various commercial spaces and artist-run centres.
Public art projects include an exterior work on the façade of a BC Hydro substation by Montreal-based Jessica Eaton, and Vancouver artist Erin Siddall’s installation in a shipping container fitted out as a camera obscura.
The first Capture event was held in the fall of 2013.
In Saskatchewan, organizers have decided the Prairie Light photo festival will be held every two years, starting in 2016.