Unleash your creative side at the Capture Photography Festival

Nov 3 2016, 2:28 am

In April 2017, you can be part of a citywide celebration of photography.

The Capture Photography Festival is an annual event that works to nurture emerging and established talent in photography.

As photography becomes increasingly accessible, artists must ask themselves the difficult questions of what it really means to be a photographer. Capture offers a public forum for artists to explore these questions, both in conversation and throughout their work.

Until November 15, Capture is accepting proposals for exhibitions, public art installations and events throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Lower Mainland to take part in the festival.

The festival is open to all exhibitions of photography and lens-based works focusing on any subject matter. It’s also open to innovative exhibitions and events that extend the boundaries of traditional photography shows.



Any exhibition submitted to Capture must have a confirmed venue – and these venues can be anything from galleries, coffee shops, retail stores, and outdoor murals.

For the first time, Capture will introduce two exhibition categories: the Selected Program or the Open Program. The Selected Program exhibitions are held in professional spaces, and will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The exhibits in this program will also be chosen as the representative exhibitions for the festival.

The Open Program exhibitions are more community-focused and can be held in any public space.

“Capture is excited to be introducing the Open Program,” says Meredith Preuss, the director of Capture.

“This is a new community focused part of the Festival which will allow artists without representation or a gallery to participate and be part of citywide conversation about photography.”

Any photographers interested in participating in the Capture Photography Festival can submit a proposal online, or visit Capture’s frequently asked questions for more details.


Photography/Trasi Jang

Capture Photography Festival

When: April 1 to 28

Where: All over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Price: $100 for Open Program applicants, $300 for accepted Selected Program applicants

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