Get outside the gallery with Capture Photography Festival’s street exhibits


Brittney Nickerson installation mock up photo by Roaming the Planet

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.  

Photo Vishal Marapon
Fragments, 2015-17

In The East Village (Hastings Sunrise), are Vishal Marapon’s photos of streets and buildings titled Fragments.

Alley View Bouquet, A Delivery for Mrs. Deighton, 2018
321 Water Street
Presented by Capture Photography Festival in partnership with Gastown Business Improvement Association
Installation mock-up by Alina Ilyasova, photo by roaming-the-planet

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.

I Was a Teenage Skateboarder in the ’90s—Mural
Jody Morris, Ed Templeton, Scott Serfas, Jon West

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.

Previous articlePHOTO: When everything falls into place
Next articleYet another mortar turns up on the North Shore
Melissa is a reporter at Vancouver Is Awesome and has worked primarily in radio and online media. She grew up in Ontario, went to school in Halifax and worked in Northern B.C. before moving to Vancouver. If you've got a story to share email: