The Capture Photography Festival starts today and you may have seen some photos up in your neighbourhood.
The festival has partnered with local Business Improvement Associations, the District of West Vancouver and Ferry Building Gallery to bring art to the streets. Brittney Nickerson’s exhibit, 1976 (pictured above), on the subject of family archives and history is on display in Strathcona.
In The East Village (Hastings Sunrise), are Vishal Marapon’s photos of streets and buildings titled Fragments.
Torrie Groening’s solo installation, Alley View Bouquet, A Delivery for Mrs. Deighton in Gastown is a tribute to the lesser-known women in local history. It highlights John “Gassy Jack” Deighton’s wife, a Squamish woman by the name of Qwa-halia (Madeline) Deighton.
The mural, I Was a Teenage Skateboarder in the ’90s is at Peter Sullivan Skatepark in West Vancouver, which is a rebuild of the Ambleside Skatepark that opened in 1996.
Capture Photography Festival is celebrating its 5th year and has grown from about 50 exhibitions to over 200 events, according to festival program manager Kate Henderson.
She said in recent years she’s seeing a move away from traditional photography, traditional prints, towards artists that are redefining photography and bringing it into a performative, contemporary realm.
The festival runs until April 30 and more details can be found on the website.