Kitimat. BC, held the second annual North West Photo Fest on the weekend of August 5 and 6, 2016, a celebration of photography in Northwestern British Columbia.
In 2015, The Kitimat Museum & Archives held a successful exhibit, “Local Lens” that featured the work of photographers in Kitimat. As summer visitors viewed the photos at the museum gallery, Kitimat’s photographers and their friends and supporters began to meet to plan an expanded photo festival that would celebrate all aspects of photography in the northwest, nature, industrial, photo journalism, portraiture, fine art and street photography.
For the 2016 exhibit, invitations were sent across the north west and photographers from Haida Gwaii, to Prince Rupert and Kitimat and on to Telkwa entered images.
The exhibit runs from August 5 to August 27m 2016.
The seminars and workshops were held at Riverlodge Recreation Centre on Saturday. August 6, 2016.
On the morning of August 7, North West Photo Fest took out our out-of-town special guests, Andy Clark, Paul Colangelo and Ali Ledgerwood on a tour of upper Douglas Channel, including the Kitimat Arm, Coste Rocks, Jesse Falls and the Kildala Arm, including the Dala and Kildala estuaries.
Our host was Rick Thompson, proprietor of the floating Tookus Inn.
Northwestern British Columbia's celebration of photography, Kitimat, BC