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GUEST BLOG POST: Beyond composition: critiquing social network imaging whilst reconsidering our digital future

Beyond composition: critiquing social network imaging whilst reconsidering our digital future Sylvia Grace Borda MFA Intersections: Analog and digital photography Photography at its advent in the early 19th century was criticized as a technological hand maiden. It was considered to distance the practitioner from real processes and representation. Where was the technique if the photographer only … Continued

GUEST BLOG POST: When apps drive photographers’ creative output…

  GUEST BLOGPOST: Kane Hopkins, commercial fashion photographer In Greek mythology Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behaviour and attracted Narcissus to a … Continued

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

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