Capture Photography Festival is devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking photography from local and international artists.
Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Festival strives to nurture emerging talent, engage community, and spark public dialogue about photography as an art form and a vessel for communication.
Andrew S. Wright
Darryl Dyck / for The Canadian Press
Each April, photography is presented at dozens of galleries and community spaces throughout Greater Vancouver as part of the Festival’s Selected and Open Exhibition Programs, alongside an extensive Public Art Program and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events.
The festival has programed many related events including The Blue Hour, the official launch exhibition, Public Installations, and dozens of exhibitions including those jury selected.
Joi T. Arcand
For the speaker series, artist Erin Siddall and art historian and curator John O’Brian both have a fascination with the atomic: Siddall’s Proving Ground, Nevada, Vancouver, installed at the Broadway–City Hall Canada Line Station, explores global histories of nuclear power through the once-coveted (and radioactive) household item uranium glass. O’Brian’s BOMBHEAD exhibition, on view at Vancouver Art Gallery, looks at the impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art, and includes Siddall’s film work Fukushima Half Life.
Annie Sakkab / for Bloomberg
How have artists approached the atomic in their work? How do the intertwining histories of nuclear power and photography affect artistic production? As new threat of nuclear action looms today, what responsibilities does art have to address this topic? Together Siddall and O’Brian trace the influence of the nuclear on artistic expression in the atomic age and of art on nuclear activity.
Bob Prosser (detail)
Presenting a new model for arts education and support in Canada, the Flash Forward Incubator Program both proposes a new exciting model for arts education and prepares emerging artists for their transition out of high school and into the next phases of their artistic careers.
Capture Photography Festival
Through April 30, 2018
305 Cambie Street, Vancouver, Canada
For more information please visit the festival page >