In the Spring of 2014, I began to realize that the time had come for me to step aside as Chair of Exposure to allow someone with new ideas and a fresh vigor for the organizational demands of a volunteer board position to take over.
I joined the Exposure board six years ago, and on becoming Chair four years ago, I pledged to the Board that Exposure would at least double its budget. I’m happy to report that we did that, thanks not only to the continued support of sponsors like Vistek, Artinger Design, and Rhino Print Solutions and funding sources like CADA and the City of Calgary, but to all those members of the photographic community who supported our last four fundraisers. Those fundraisers – two held at the historic Lougheed House and the last two at Inglewood’s Festival Hall – not only significantly improved Exposure’s revenues but also raised a deeper awareness of the Festival and provided an opportunity for the photographic community to come together in support of photography in Alberta. During the last six years, the Exposure board...