Closing Message from Capture’s Executive Director

Today marks the closing of Capture 2021—thank you so much for joining us this month!

We are so grateful to you all for participating in the Festival by visiting galleries, enjoying public art projects, connecting with us on social media, tuning into virtual events, watching our videos, and reading our catalogue. During this time when we are restricted from physically convening, it has been invigorating to stay connected through our shared interest in the power of lens-based works and commitment to the dialogues the works can incite.

Although the Festival marks its official closing today, several of our public art installations and some selected exhibitions continue to be on view and we hope you will have the opportunity to experience them.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything Capture does; the Festival simply would not happen without the engagement of artists, curators, audiences, galleries, partners donors, and sponsors and we so appreciate everyone involved. To the artists, in particular: making a claim and putting yourself out there, especially right now, is brave. We are thankful to you all for the risks you take and the possibilities you present.

I also want to acknowledge the tremendous work of Capture’s staff and Board—this small but mighty team has accomplished so much and I’m indebted to them for everything I have learned working alongside them.

I hope you have emerged from this month feeling revitalized by some of the work you have seen, curious about the perspectives offered, and challenged to inquire further. We can’t wait to see you again for Capture 2022!



Emmy Lee Wall,
Executive Director

Image: Anique Jordan, Work from the Darkie series, 2018, Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Jocelyne Junker, Capture Photography Festival

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