Capture Photography Festival and The Georgia Straight invite photographers of all backgrounds to respond to the theme On and Off the Road by submitting one or more images that explore or challenge the conventional road narrative. The winning image will be installed on the exterior of the King Edward Canada Line Station, and the artist will be paid a $500 fee. The submission deadline is Friday, December 9, 2016.
The Canada Line Public Art Project
We’re seeking photographs that consider the conventional road narrative in an unconventional way. With the theme On and Off the Road Capture plans to present photographs and lens-based work around the theme of the road. The series of installations will broadly consider how modes of mass transportation can simultaneously be places of intense control while remaining emblems of freedom and adventure in the Western pop cultural imagination. Artworks shown may also consider the use of the road narrative in both modern and contemporary art, literature, and film, as well as the limits of that narrative and the need for alternatives.
This installation will be part of the larger multi-sited Capture Public Art Installation in partnership with the Canada Line Art Program and InTransit BC, which will stretch across nine stations from Waterfront to YVR Airport.
Image Credit: 2013 Capture Canada Line Competition winner Jamie Dolinko’s photograph installed at King Edward Station, photo courtesy of Nelson Mouëllic.