23 events to check out at this year's Exposure Photography Festival

Jan 27 2020, 3:20 pm

It’s time to up that photo game.

Calgary’s Exposure Photography Festival is returning to the city for its 16th year, and with it comes plenty of awesome (and, for the most part, FREE) events to check out.

We’ve put together a list of the when, where, and who for various artist talks, seminars, photography walks, and parties that are taking place for the festival throughout February, so make sure that you don’t miss out on all the fun.

Exposure Launch Party

What:¬†Celebrate the festival’s launch at Exposure’s HQ, Contemporary Calgary!

When: Friday, January 31
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where:¬†Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free, just register online

Exposure After Party

What: Keep the party going by heading over to Last Best Brewing directly after the launch party.

When: Friday, January 31
Time: 9 pm
Where:¬†Last Best Brewing — 607 11th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

The FENCE Exhibit Opening

What: Head over to the UofC Downtown Campus to enjoy a presentation of The FENCE Exhibit and a talk from co-founder Dave Shelley.

When: Saturday, February 1
Time: 10 am to noon
Where:¬†UofC downtown campus — 906 8th Avenue SW
Admission: Free, child friendly

Tzavta Cultural Dinner Salon 2020 Visions: Photography Now

What: Sidewalk Citizen is hosting an event that encourages shared food and conversation, with speakers offering insight into the world of photography.

When: Saturday, February 1
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where:¬†Sidewalk Citizen — 618 Confluence Way SE
Admission: Tickets available online

SEITIES Publication Launch, Analogue Exhibition and Tinytypes

What: Check out the publication of SEITIES 11th print publication at Loft 112 this Sunday.

When: Saturday, February 1
Time: 2 to 7 pm
Where:¬†Loft 112 — 112 535 8th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Exposure Portfolio Review

 

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What: Have your own portfolio reviewed by industry professionals for some valuable feedback and career advice.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where:¬†Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, UofC — 434 Collegiate Boulevard NW
Admission: Tickets available online, $70

Gemma Marmalade and Philip Harris Exhibition Tour

What: Listen in to a talk between Gemma Marmalade and Philip Harris, both academics for BA Photography with the University of Derby, UK.

When: Monday, February 3
Time: 6 pm
Where: The 621 Gallery, University of Calgary Department of Art, Room 621, Art Parkade, 110 University Gate NW
Admission: Free

Fabricating Fictions & Cranky and Resistant — Talks by Dr Philip Harris & Gemma Marmalade

What: Harris and Marmalade will discuss both the use of photography to deal with cultural themes and political issues as well as navigating the subversive voice.

When: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Arts Commons — 205 8th Avenue SE
Admission: Free, but register before February 2 as space is limited

Travel and Landscape Seminar

What: Photographer David Wilder will tell tales of his life on the road and how to incorporate photography into travel.

When: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $50, available online

Instagram Live Tour of The FENCE Exhibition

What:¬†@exposurephotofestival’s Instagram account will take anyone who tunes into their live story on a curated tour of the FENCE Exhibition.

When: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: On Instagram @exposurephotofestival
Admission: Free

ExhibitionsPhotoED Magazine Presents A Photo Inspiration Pecha Kucha Night

 

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What: Ten speakers, only 20 slides each, and a night filled with interesting storytelling.

When: Friday, February 7
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library — Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, 800 3rd Street S
Admission: Tickets available online, $15

Boon Ong Artist Talk

What:¬†Learn about Ong’s exhibition “Our Closets” and how he won the Exposure Emerging Photographers Showcase Photographer of the Year award in 2019.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Laura St. Pierre Artist Talk and Reception

What:¬†St. Pierre’s new series “The Sowers” will see a reception and an artist talk on February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: VIVIANEART — 1114 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Lightroom 101 for Photography Seminar

What:¬†Learn the basics of Lightroom from photographer Tim Nguyen at the Camera Store’s Classroom.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $150, available online

Motivations and Digital Techniques for Fine Art Nature Photograph

What: This workshop shows photographers how to capture nature in photographs.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: New Motion Gallery — 2001 10 Ave SW
Admission: $30, available online

Exposure FENCE Exhibition Tour

What:¬†Take a tour of the festival’s biggest exhibition with coordinator Beth Kane.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 2 pm
Where: Meet at Tim Hortons — 855 8th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Night Photography Seminar

What: Learn how to perfect that nighttime shot with photographer Monika Deviat.

When: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $50, available online

Exposure & The Camera Store: Valentine’s Day Event

What:¬†Check out this Valentine’s Day photo meetup with like-minded photographers to create some stunning shots.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $5, available online

Exposure Exhibitions Tour

 

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What: Learn about the various exhibitions featured in the festival alongside Exposure Coordinator Beth Kane.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11 am
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Flash Forward Exhibition Party

What: Celebrate the opening of the Flash Forward Exhibition and hear from the young artists who contributed. Those who arrive early will get free pizza.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Where: The Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Department of Art — Room 621, Art Parkade, 110 University Gate NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Exposure Exhibitions Tour

What: Learn about the various exhibitions featured in the festival alongside some of the exhibiting photographers themselves.

When: Thursday, February 20
Time: 6 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Ask Me Anything Panel ‚Äď Social Media and Business Tools That Work for Creatives

What: Discover the resources that experts use for their businesses and how to build a social media presence.

When: Friday, February 21
Time: 12:05 to 1:35 pm
Where: ATB The Branch for Arts & Culture — 102 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free, register online

Exposure & The Camera Store: Portfolio Walk

What:¬†Here’s a chance to show off your portfolio in a casual setting, or just to see some of Calgary’s photographers’ work!

When: Saturday, February 22
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free for event attendees, though photographers wishing to share their portfolios will need to register online.