Our beautiful new guide, featuring Philip Kanwishcher’s wonderful cover image “Taking a Stand,” is on the street! Seek out a copy at your local participating gallery and museum to peruse over coffee or ramble through the Special Events and Exhibition menus right here on this website.
You will marvel at the diversity and quality of the photographic work coming from this region, and your head may reel a bit trying to schedule your attendance at the many openings, presentations, talks, and exhibitions listed in the guide.
Here are just a few highlights to entice you. The Festival opens in Banff and Canmore January 30th and 31st with an evening of photographers’ presentations at the Juniper Hotel Friday and the Whyte Museum opening on Saturday. The Banff Centre and local galleries also jump into action then as well. In Calgary, the Festival officially opens February 5th at the Founders’ Gallery at the Calgary Military Museums to celebrate Burnt Generation, a must-see, and the Oh Canada exhibition at the Glenbow and related events around the city should be near the top of your list. Definitely try to partake in the youthful energy of the closing party February 27th at Endeavor Arts Gallery when we celebrate the finalists of the Vistek Emerging Photographers competition. And let’s chat over a beer or glass of wine throughout the month after one of the screenings of the four Thursday night films in the ConocoPhillips Theatre at the Glenbow Museum. Show time 6:30 p.m. We’ve organized the guide this year so that you can spot the openings and events of your choice easily... Read more