2016 Exposure Photography Festival

The 2016 Exposure Photography Festival is in full swing and besides the PULSE show that I’m a part of, I thought I’d share with you some exhibits that I have already seen or recommend seeing in the Southern Alberta area.


Focus 2016!

The Foothills Camera Club is showcasing the work of its members through the month of February. With nearly 100 images on display and 26 participants, this gallery will be something to see!

Kensington Art Supply.
120 – 6999 11 St SE

Open house
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016
11 am – 4 pm (RSVP by Feb 18)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016


Back to the Land

Join Calgary born and self-taught photographer Jeremy Fokkens as he reveals only the start of his five-year photographic project, travelling across all ten provinces and three territories in search of Canadians residing in places very few have visited let alone even heard of.

Jeremy Fokkens poses with Malcolm Tubb as Royce Howland takes a picture

Jeremy Fokkens (right) poses with Malcolm Tubb (centre) as Royce Howland takes a picture (left).

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear Street

Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Sunday, March 27, 2016



APA ACAD Photography Association presents blindspot: SILVERLININGS, a lens-based
exhibition that embraces the idiom that every dark cloud has a silver lining, this exhibition explores this enduring paradox.  Juried by Yves Trépanier.

Friday's dinner - Rocio Graham

Friday’s dinner – Rocio Graham

APA ACAD Photography Association
1407 14 Ave NW

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Sunday, February 14, 2016


People, Places & Things

The Canmore Art Guild presents an invitational show featuring the work of nine Calgary and Canmore photographers deeply involved in their craft. In addition, The Camera Store and Fujifilm Canada will be unveiling the latest XPRO2 camera and all the bodies/lenses in the X series on each of those three weekends.

Canmore Art Guild
700 Railway Avenue

Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Tuesday, February 16, 2016


A Point of View

Picture a figure focused intently at a something on a wall along a busy street corner. Annette Wichmann shares her “Point of View” with the aid of her best friend – a macro lens. Colours, textures and abstraction abound in these dramatic images.

Framed on Fifth
1207 5th Ave NW

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016



Kevin Boyle is a Vancouver-based photographer who was born and raised in the Canadian Prairies. He spends his time roaming the vastness of the plains of his homeland, documenting the dilapidated ruins of what were once thriving communities. His subjects—abandoned businesses and gathering places—are carefully captured under the cover of night, and given a second chance to shine. The resulting large format photographs earnestly pay homage to a time that technology and the busyness of life have let pass by.

Kevin Boyle opening of Daysleeper at the Christine Klassen Gallery

Kevin Boyle opening of Daysleeper at the Christine Klassen Gallery

Christine Klassen Gallery
200 – 321 50 Avenue Southeast

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Saturday, March 19, 2016


Dick Bakker Exhibition

Dick Bakker is a Dutch photographer who lives and works in Calgary. His main focus is on travel photography although there are also stills and lucky finds in abandoned factories present throughout his work.

The exhibition you’ll see at Robert Sweep is a look into his collection, which is being released for the first time to the public. He is showcasing 35 years of his photography throughout the world. The collection consists of 39 black and white prints of which 26 are printed via the K7 process and the remaining 13 were printed in his darkroom on Kodak Ektalure paper.

At first glance the prints seem to be unrelated, how could frozen carrots and an Australian landscape possibly be connected? However the captured light and the choice of printing material gives the selection a coherent appearance, there is a flow between the prints. It’s hard to put into words but when you see the collection in person at Robert Sweep, you’ll become aware of it too.

Dick Bakker in front of his prints.

Dick Bakker in front of his prints.

Robert Sweep Homefurnishings Inc.
739 11 Ave SW

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016


Crossing Cultures – Three Points of Departure

Three Points of Departure is a three person exhibition. The exhibition runs from February 4 – 27, 2016 featuring Anne Tapler White, Malcolm Tubb and Kathleen Davies. The exhibition will be presented in the Main Gallery at Artpoint. Three Continents, Three Photographers, Three Visual Perspectives.

Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society
1139 Adelaide Street SE

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016



Urban concept art is an abstract eye on downtown architecture. Cityscapes that challenge perception: figure|ground : positive|negative : front|back. Locations that confuse and defy spatial relationships. Design, pattern, texture, and colour differentiate: present|past : new|old : modern|classic. Viewpoint, angle, level, and line connect|blend|meld and then [frame] our peripheral vision. For sometimes we see too much information. Less is more than enough.

At @Imageseekers for David Leech's Juxtaposition series #CalgaryArts #yycarts

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Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery
2104 – 23 Avenue Southwest

Saturday, February 6, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016 (weekends or by appointment)


Tripping the Streets Fantastic: Paris

For the past four years, Calgary photographers Julie Vincent and Chris Tait have been wandering the planet capturing images in some of the world’s most classic streets. Each year of this annual exhibit showcases a different city’s streets and citizens, this year focusing on Paris, France.

Through Tait’s traditional film process alongside Vincent’s more digital approach, the show also serves as a photographic conversation and comparative of analogue and digital formats in the modern age of art exhibition.

The Peanut Gallery (lower level of Fluevog store)
207-8th Ave SW

Saturday, February 6, 2016 – Saturday, March 26, 2016


Simon du Plooy: Africa

In the middle of Calgary winter, take a flight of imagination to Africa with Simon du Plooy. Simon is a Red Deer-based photographer with deep roots in South Africa. Drawing on his long familiarity with the region and many expeditions into the field with his camera, Simon’s exhibit shares an intimate view of African wildlife and environments.

Simon’s goal is to go beyond the typical postcard or magazine cover. “This is Africa as I see it, and the less obvious stories it tells.” Set your compass for Africa, with Simon’s photographs to guide the way.

Resolve Photo
333 36 Ave SE

Friday, February 19, 2016 – Friday, April 29, 2016



This is the sixth installment of Muse, a collaborative photographic exhibition by photographers Jason Eng, Greg Gerla, Colin Way, Bryce Meyer, Julya Hajnoczky, Gerard Yunker, Nathan Elson, John Gaucher and Chris Sattlegger.

Divergent practices come together around the theme of “Muse” with personal work by all the photographers exploring what inspires them. Opening night promises to be an unforgettable event with music, food, and a unique showcase of work.

Studio 122
122, 4029 8th St. SE

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Saturday, March 5, 2016



From Darkroom to Daylight

Photographer Harvey Wang will present his new film From Darkroom to Daylight, which explores how the dramatic shift from film to digital has affected photographers and their work.

Wang began taking pictures as a teenager. He was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition to digital, sending him on an exploration of how others navigated the change. Wang interviewed more than 40 important photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, and Eugene Richards, as well as innovators Steven Sasson, who built the first digital camera while at Kodak, and Thomas Knoll, who along with his brother created Photoshop.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear Street

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon.

In JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Ahearn (director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style) pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition.

More than just vintage shots of kids rocking sneakers and savvy street style in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of stories behind them, and Ahearn’s film gives voice to these images with intimate interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and many others.

Glenbow Theatre, Glenbow Museum
130 – 9 Ave. SE

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


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