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A Changing Granville Island

In 2016 Emily Carr University of Arts + Design is set to move Eastward from its beloved Granville Island roots to the Great Northern Way. This begs the question; what will become of the pulsing artistic space left behind? The building now makes up one fifth of all the buildings on the island, and anything … Continued

The New Polaroid Socialmatic Camera

Polaroid, the device responsible for the infamous nostalgic aesthetic, is coming out with a new digital version – the Polaroid socialmatic. The device is designed with a slim, square frame  to resemble a three dimensional app in form and colour –  It moulds digital camera, app, “phone” in the social media sharing sense, and old … Continued

Out of Sight: New Acquisitions

Above Image: Harold Edgerton, Bullet Through Card, 1964, dye transfer print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Angela and David Feldman, the Menkes Family, Marc and Alex Muzzo, Tory Ross, the Rose Baum-Sommerman Family, Shabin and Nadir Mohamed The Vancouver Art Gallery’s fourth floor exhibition Out of Sight: New Acquisitions is composed of  a variety of works … Continued

The Moments of a Photograph

Smartphones let everyone be a recorder of the world around them. Yes, yes, it’s been said many times before. People now document everything from their lunch to a post graduation trip around the world. Photographers and viewers alike have examined the intersection of artistic photography and the pulp photography we find on Instagram. But that’s … Continued

Photo Phriday!

Sorry about the headline, I couldn’t help myself! We’re just so darn excited about two photography exhibitions opening at 7pm on Friday (or Phriday if you will…). Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver is presenting the exhibition Dream Location curated by Stephen Waddell. The Exhibitions features works pulled from the last hundred or so years by Walker … Continued

Capture staffer (me!) reviews “KIMSOOJA Unfolding” for ArtAsiaPacific

Months ago, unrelated to my duties here (yes, we do have lives outside of the festival), I was asked by ArtAsiaPacific magazine to review the Capture exhibition KIMSOOJA Unfolding at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Hong Kong based publication was formed in 1993, and according to their website is “the leading English-language periodical covering contemporary art … Continued

Capture Photography Festival in Top 10 Vancouver Arts Events!

The Georgia Straight’s Janet Smith has named Capture one of Vancouver’s top 10 Art Moments of 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased.  Thanks for all your support in our whirlwind inaugural year, we can’t wait to get back at it in 2015! (Photo credit: Jean Cueta)

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