A free photography festival is happening in Metro Vancouver this month

Apr 5 2018, 12:45 am

A free, month-long photography festival featuring over 200 exhibitions kicks off in Metro Vancouver this week.

Known as the Capture Photography Festival, this year’s submissions will include photo galleries, public art installations, and speaker engagements at various locations throughout the region.

The event, heading into its fifth year, is meant to promote Vancouver’s photography community by showcasing a variety of projects from local and international artists, while also highlighting emerging talents.

Selected photo features include ‘Canada Line Public Art Project’ which is part of the festival’s public art installations. This one is featured in 12 train stations, from Richmond-Brighouse to Waterfront.

Some of the works will be used by the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery as a part of their Selected Exhibition Program competition. The festival’s Open Exhibition Program will use less conventional spaces to spotlight artists’ work.

The official launch of the festival begins with their exhibition, The Blue Hour, held at the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery’s main location this Thursday, April 5.

Capture Photography Festival 2018

When: Thursday, April 5 to Monday, April 30

Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver

Admission: Free

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