The Capture Photography Festival, which runs from Wednesday (April 3) to April 30 around town, has a strong speaker series this year. Here are just some of the highlights of a program that gives you the stories behind the lens. Find more info at capturephotofest.com/events.
Jayne Wilkinson—Signals in the Sea
April 9 at Inform Interiors
The curator of the multisite 2019 Pattison Outdoor Billboards Public Art Project talks not only about the ocean in terms of visual surface and depth, but also about the technological developments that have allowed us to see it more clearly. Featured artists in the streetside display are Christina Battle, Eshrat Erfanian, and Susan Schuppli.
Krista Belle Stewart & Tania Willard—Orthogonal Heart Lines
April 16 at Inform Interiors
The artist whose Earthbound Mnemonic was chosen for the 2019 Dal Grauer Public Art Project discusses the meaning behind the work with curator and writer Tania Willard.
Panel Discussion—Personality/Persona: Identity Building in Photography
April 23 at Inform Interiors
Artists Carol Sawyer, Elizabeth Milton, and Kali Spitzer discuss photography’s role in creating identity in this selfie-obsessed age. The talk is moderated by Katherine Dennis, curator at Coquitlam’s Art Gallery at Evergreen.
April 27 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
The Bangalore-born provocateur talks about her photo and video work amid Moving Still: Performative Photography in India, a major multi-artist exhibit opening April 19 at the VAG.