GUEST BLOG POST: The Narcissistic Selfie

  In a recent blog post for the Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), American cultural critic Jodi Dean makes a case for the Selfie as a common – or even communist – form of visual communication. Her argument is that by taking pictures of ourselves, and then uploading them (a Selfie is not simply a self-portrait – … Continued

#FindHotProperties Campaign

In the late 1980s, Jim Breukelman photographed Vancouver’s quirky and well-tended homes built during the 1930s and 1940s. The resulting series, titled Hot Properties, immortalized these homes as they were slowly vanishing in areas of the city undergoing rapid change. Capture has placed ten of these photographs on billboards throughout Vancouver. #FindHotProperties But what’s a good … Continued

Capture Your Selfie: Insta-Attendance Contest

Pearl here again, from SFU’s visual arts program, AND the Festival Intern. We’ve got a new campaign on! Here’s how Capture Your Selfie works: from April 1-27th, we will be using our Instagram account (@capturephotofest) to keep track of your event attendance, I’ve created a simple 4-steps guide below on how to participate in the contest. We … Continued

Pearl’s Guide to Capture

Hello photography enthusiasts! Pearl here from Simon Fraser University. As an undergrad visual artist, the photographic practice is familiar to me in many ways. Over time I’ve grown to not only appreciate photography a medium, but the capacity it has to change the way we view things.  As Spring commences, so does Vancouver’s third annual celebration of photography … Continued

The Georgia Straight and Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Competition open for voting

The Georgia Straight and Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Competition is now open to public voting! Vote for your favourite artwork, or that which best responds to the theme “Authenticity in Documentary-style Photography,” here: http://www.straight.com/contests/georgia-straight-and-capture-photography-festival-canada-line-competition The five finalists are Annie Briard, John Goldsmith, Hua Jin, Jennifer Latour, and Peter Ullstrom.

Photos from Camera Obscura Workshop

Our Culture Days Camera Obscura Workshop with Erin Siddall was a huge hit! The twelve lucky attendees (I say lucky because it filled up less than an hour after we made the event known to our mailing list) learned about the history and theory of camera obscuras, how to make an aperture, and how to properly … Continued

Culture Days Camera obscura workshop presented by Capture

UPDATE: The Workshop is now full. Thank you for your interest, please check back as we approach the April 2016 Festival, as we may just run it again… Free all ages workshop at the Capture Gastown headquarters (305 Cambie Street) on September 26, 2015 at 1pm. Email info@capturephotofest.com to reserve your place! Workshop Programmed specifically for … Continued

Audience Survey Update!

Congratulations to the winner of the Capture tote bag, Rennie Brown! Thank you to everyone who completed our Audience Survey. As our audience, you play an essential role in helping Capture celebrate and promote photography and lens-based art.

We’re accepting submissions for the 2016 Festival!

Capture will return in 2016 from April 1st to 28th with exhibitions, public art installations and events throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Lower Mainland. The call is open to all exhibitions of photo and lens-based works focusing on any subject matter. Additionally, we welcome proposals for innovative events and public art projects—think outside … Continued

Capture and Other Sights out and about

In a stroke of luck, we had a sunny day for the Capture and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects public art project launch and community Tailgate Party on April 18. Dozens of people came out to see Other Sights’ Monument to Mysterious Fires billboards and participate in Angela Fama‘s What Is Love? project, as well as to partake … Continued

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