Launched in 2013, Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival. Annually in April, lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, a youth-oriented Learning Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events.
Capture strives to support compelling and diverse lens-based practices, with a focus on critical and challenging work, while nurturing emerging talent. The Festival cultivates partnerships with local and international artists and curators with the goal of collectively presenting compelling lens-based art. Capture is committed to presenting perspectives from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Stó:lō, and Tsawwassen First Nations on which Capture Photography Festival takes place.
Image: Kapwani Kiwanga’s work in the exhibition “The Blue Hour” at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Photograph by Four Eyes Portraits
Board of Directors
Founder and Chair