Tomorrow, the 2016 edition of the Capture Photography Festival gets underway. For the third year, the annual not-for-profit festival celebrates local and international artists producing challenging and thought-provoking photographic works. The festival also works to encourage new artist, engage the public with stimulating dialogue.
This year, over 75 artists’s exhibitions, tours, talks, public installations and events at 50 Vancouver galleries and venues welcome the public.
With a camera in the hand of nearly every citizen, photography has become the go-to art form of today, but how do we distinguish between the professional and the amateur. This is one of the questions that Capture Photography Festival brings forward for discussion and thought.
Vancouver has a history of producing some of the best contemporary photographic artists. The Vancouver School of photo-conceptualism began in the 1980s and has produced artists like Stan Douglas, Jeff Wall, Ken Lum and more. Capture Photography Festival aims to inspire and inform the next generation of photographers.
Capture Photography Festival runs April 1 – 28, 2016, in galleries and spaces all over Vancouver, starting with the Festival Launch and Lind Prize presentation at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre tomorrow, April 1st at 7pm.
For the full list of events and locations visit capturephotofest.com