The Capture Photography Festival returns to Metro Vancouver April 1 – 28, 2017 for the fourth year. Celebrating photography and lens-based art Capture Festival features over 100 free exhibitions, public art projects and events throughout the lower mainland. All events are open to the public with an aim of increasing awareness of the cultural importance of photography in all of its forms.
The non-profit, Capture Photography Festival, is the largest in Western Canada and the first of its kind in British Columbia.
This year’s Feature Exhibition, opening Capture on April 1st, Song of an Open Road, is presented in partnership with Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) running at the CAG until May 15). Taking its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, the group exhibition is presented across multiple platforms, both inside and outside of the gallery.
Capture also presents major public art projects again this year. Works include a large scale, site-specific piece installed on the facade of the BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation by artist Alex Morrison.
The Capture Canada Line Project, in partnership with Canada Line InTransit BC, will show photo-based artworks from multiple artists on the theme On and Off the Road installed on the exteriors of seven Canada Line stations, from Waterfront to Marine Drive.
The Capture Billboard Project, presented in partnership with Pattison Outdoor, is a series of large-scale public art installations by Barb Choit, Anne Collier, Annette Kelm, and Evan Lee placed on 17 billboards throughout Vancouver.
If the public art projects and Feature Exhibition aren’t enough, Capture Photography Festival also presents photography at 70+ venues throughout the city, including over 100 different exhibitions, tours, films. Other events include the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair (in partnership with Vancouver Art Book Fair), a weekly Speaker Series with artist talks and panel discussions each Tuesday in April at Inform Interiors, as well 2017 Capture also introduces the new Open Program, an unjuried, open-call opportunity for photographers and lens-based artists to exhibit in the Festival in venues throughout the community
Capture Photography Festival runs April 1 – 28, 2017, visit capturephotofest.com to plan your itinerary and see what’s on during the Festival.