Exposure 2013 is the largest photography festival in Western Canada.
Comprising more than 60 venues, nearly 60 exhibitions and a dozen special events, Exposure 2013: Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival is a much anticipated cultural event that runs throughout the month of February. Celebrating the art of photography; exhibitions will be mounted at public and private galleries, artist-run centres, and independent venues.
The Festival officially kicks off on February 2nd in The Bow Valley at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum is celebrating 15 years of Through the Lens—a program to teach photography to high school students in Banff, Canmore and Morley—with the launch of a richly illustrated book and four ancillary exhibitions.
On February 7th Exposure officially launches in Calgary where the Festival opens at the Nickle Galleries located at the Taylor Family Digital Library on the University of Calgary campus.
Olga Chagaoutdinova, Miruna Dragan, Orest Semchishen, and George Webber
Curated by Naomi Potter
January 19 to April 21
This exhibition presents two very different approaches to the making and development of photography in Alberta; each work connected by a tangible, yet uncanny sense of continuity across place, time, and, culture.
Fred Herzog: Street Photography, organized by the National Gallery of Canada
January 26, 2013- April 28, 2013
Downtown cores, working-class neighbourhoods, neon signs, second-hand shops filled with bric-a-brac, newsstands, billboards, and the eccentric displays of mom and pop shops are among Fred Herzog’s favoured topics. Since 1953, he has photographed the street life of Vancouver and other cities, creating an important document of everyday life.
National Music Centre
February 7 to February 28
Portraits of iconic musicians, such as a young Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters and Pete Seeger are featured in an exhibition of 10 vintage black & white portraits by 80-year-old New York-based photographer/filmmaker/musician John Cohen.
Cohen will also speak at the National Music Centre about his photography on the evening of Feb. 21
Cohen will perform with a local string band at the National Music Centre on the evening of Feb. 22
Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary
Arthur Nishimura: Yume no Kuni – Dream Country
February 7 to April 6
With a retrospective look at the work of Arthur Nishimura, this exhibition will examine several series of Nishimura’s work, burrowing into his world of photography that is as technically perfect as it is conceptually deep and textured.